Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager
Administration Guide

Step 1: Launch the Validation Instance

We recommend that you launch the validation instance into its own VPC to make launching and configuration easier. You can, and should, use the same VPC that you used for the packaging instance. For more information, see Step 1: Launch a Packaging Instance.

Before launching the validation instance, your must create the AmazonWamAppPackaging IAM role. For more information, see Create the Application Packaging Role.

To launch a validation instance, follow the steps in the Launching Your Instance from an AMI topic in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Windows Instances. The following are specific settings for launching a validation instance:

  • In step 2, select the region in which your VPC is located.

  • In step 4, select the My AMIs tab, Shared with me, and choose Amazon WAM Admin Player for your target operating system type.

  • In step 5, for best performance, we recommend m3.xlarge or better for the instance type. Normal Amazon EC2 instance charges apply.

  • In step 6, on the Configure Instance Details page, enter the following:

    • Under Network, select your VPC.

    • Under Subnet, select the public subnet in the VPC.

    • Under IAM role, select the AmazonWamAppPackaging role, which you created in Create the Application Packaging Role.

  • In step 9, on the Configure Security Group page, select a security group that allows access to the instance over port 3389 (RDP) from your network.