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Hadoop Operations and Cluster Management Cookbook by Shumin Guo

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Preparing a local machine for EC2 connection

A local client machine is required for accessing EC2. For example, we can use the local client machine to launch EC2 instances, log in to the instances on EC2, and so on. In this recipe we will list steps to configure a local machine for EC2 connection.

Getting ready

Before getting started, we assume that we have registered with AWS and security credentials have been created. We also assume that a machine with Linux has been installed.

How to do it...

Use the following steps to configure a local machine for EC2 remote access:

  1. Get the Access Key ID and the Secret Access Key from the security credentials web page as shown in the following screenshot:
  2. Move the key pair to the .ec2 directory using the following ...

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