You can now launch AMS either through 1-Click Launch utilizing Adobe’s recommended settings or through an Amazon EC2 console.

Launch Adobe Media Server with 1-Click

You can launch Adobe Media Server with preconfigured settings using 1-Click Lunch. If you use this method, an Amazon EC2 instance is launched in the background to host AMS.

  1. Sign in to your Amazon Web Services account at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2.

    The AWS Management Console launches with the 1-Click Launch tab open.

    AMS Management Console

  2. Choose a region from the the Region drop-down list.

  3. Choose an instance type from the EC2 Instance Type list. For example, select m1.large.

    The instance type determines the number of RTMFP connections that the server supports. See Supported Adobe Media Server features. The instance type also determines the pricing.

  4. Configure the security group. A security group is a firewall. Select a security group from the drop-down list or use the default.

  5. Select a key pair from the Key Pair drop-down list. You can use one key pair for an unlimited number of instances.

  6. Click Launch with 1-Click, which displays the launch status.

    Launch status

  7. Click the Manage in AWS Console link to manage your instance in EC2 Console.

    Manage instance in EC2 Console

  8. Wait until the Status Checks column displays 2/2 checks passed. Then, select the instance and review its description, status, monitoring, and tags from the tabs below. Note the public DNS of the AMI.

  9. Connect to this instance using Windows or Linux/Unix as described in Connect to AMS server using Windows or Connect to AMS server using Linux/Unix.

Launch Adobe Media Server with EC2 console

To use Adobe Media Server on Amazon EC2, launch an Amazon EC2 instance first.

  1. Sign in to your Amazon Web Services account at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2.

    The AWS Management Console launches with the 1-Click Launch tab open.

  2. Click the Manual launch with EC2 Console tab to make it active.

    AMS Management Console

  3. Select the desired version of Adobe Media Server from the pop-up list.

  4. Click Launch with EC2 Console adjacent to the Amazon Machine Image (AMI) in the region of your choice.

    Optionally, select AMIs in the left pane of EC2 Console, choose Public images from the filter, and select the AMI you want to launch. You can also search for the desired AMI by typing the ID in the Search box to locate it. To launch the desired AMI in EC2 Console, right-click the AMI and choose Launch from the context menu.

    Note:

    According to Amazon, an AMI contains all the information needed to create a new instance of a server. For example, an AMI might contain all the software to act as a web server (e.g., Linux®, Apache, and your web site), or all the software to act as a Windows® database server (e.g., Windows and SQL Server).”

  5. In the Choose an Instance Type page, click All instance types on the left pane and choose an instance type from the list. For example, select m1.large.

    The instance type determines the number of RTMFP connections that the server supports. See Supported Adobe Media Server features. The instance type also determines the pricing.

  6. Click Next: Configure Instance Details. On this page, do the following:

    • Enter the number of instances.

    • Select the Network.

    • Select the Availability Zone of the server hosting the instance.

    • Select an IAM role.

    • You can optionally enable CloudWatch Monitoring. CloudWatch Monitoring may incur additional charges.

  7. On the Advanced Instance Options screen, do the following:

  8. Click Next: Add Storage and select the location for the primary storage and the secondary storage. If necessary, increase the size of the the primary and secondary storages.

    Note:

    The secondary storage is mounted at the location /mnt.

  9. Adobe Media Server does not require that you add any tags. However, you may click Next: Tag Instance to add tags. Use the value of the Name tag to identify the instance in the AWS Management Console, for example, you could set the Name value to My First AMS Instance.

  10. Click Next: Configure Security Group and do one of the following to choose a Key Pair:

    • A Security Group is a firewall. If you’ve already created a security group, you can choose Select an existing security group. Select a key pair from the list below. You can use one key pair for an unlimited number of instances.

    • Select Create a new security group. Enter a name and description for the security group.

  11. Select connection type, for example SSH or HTTP, from the pop-up menu and click Add Rule to define how clients can connect to the instance:

    Note:

    If you’ve already defined a Security Group for Adobe Media Server instances, select it. You can use one Security Group for an unlimited number of instances. When an instance is running, you cannot change the Security Group it belongs to. However, you can modify the rules of a Security Group at any time.

    Create a Security Group

    Note:

    To stream media, you must open port 1935 for the RTMP protocol for TCP and UDP. You cannot add this rule in the Request Instances wizard. You will add it in the AWS Management Console.

  12. Review the information for the instance. When you’re satisfied with the settings, click Launch.

    Your instances may take a few minutes to launch. Click View your instances on the Instances page to go to the AWS Management Console.

    Note:

    From the Amazon EC2 FAQ: It typically takes less than 10 minutes from the issue of the RunInstances call to the point where all requested instances begin their boot sequences. This time is dependant on a number of factors including: the size of your AMI, the number of instances you are launching, and how recently you have launched that AMI. Images launched for the first time may take slightly longer to boot.

  13. Connect to this instance using Windows or Linux/Unix as described in Connect to AMS server using Windows or Connect to AMS server using Linux/Unix.

From an expert: Introduction to Adobe Media Server on Amazon Web Services Marketplace

From an expert: Introduction to Adobe Media Server on Amazon Web Services Marketplace
How to create an account on Amazon Web Services and launch an instance of Adobe Media Server to playback on OSMF player.
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