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Determine a Setup Method

AWS strongly recommends using IAM roles for installation. However, access keys are also supported for configurations that require keys, such as AWS GovCloud environments.

You need to determine which setup method to use. Virtana Platform supports two methods for configuring the integration with IAM roles. You can use a CloudFormation Template, which automates most of the steps. You can also use the manual IAM role method.

Review the AWS Security Best Practices for more information.

You must select one of the following three methods to set up an AWS Integration in Virtana Platform:

  • CloudFormation Template for creating an IAM Role

    Recommended method, as it's the simplest, quickest, and least error-prone.

  • Manual method for creating an IAM Role

    More time-consuming and error-prone than the template method, but allows for more control.

  • Access Keys

    Required for GovCloud accounts.

After you determine which setup method to use, you need to perform some tasks in AWS. You must also collect information from the AWS Management Console and provide those values in the integration setup form in Virtana Platform.

Next Steps

In AWS, enable Cost Explorer and then create a Cost & Usage Report (CUR).