|Sign up for an AWS account.||See Sign Up for AWS under Setting Up in the Amazon User Guide for Linux Instances.|
|Learn about and create users and groups for identity and access management (IAM).||See Create an IAM User under Setting Up in the Amazon User Guide for Linux Instances.|
|Learn about and create one or more key pairs.||See Key Pairs.
To create a key pair, see Create a Key Pair under Setting Up in the Amazon User Guide for Linux Instances.
|Learn about and create a new VPC.||See Virtual Private Cloud and Connection Considerations.
To create a VPC, see Create a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) under Setting Up in the Amazon User Guide for Linux Instances.
If you launch a Teradata ecosystem using CloudFormation, you can create a VPC automatically.
|Learn about and create one or more security groups and learn which ports should be opened.||See Security Groups and Ports.
To create a security group, see Create a Security Group under Setting Up in the Amazon User Guide for Linux Instances.
|Learn about and create one or more subnets, if needed.||To learn about subnets, see Amazon Virtual Private Cloud User Guide. Teradata recommends using subnets especially if you want to launch Teradata Database MPP instances.|
|Learn about elastic IP addresses if needed.||See Elastic IP Addresses if you plan to launch a Minimum Production or Full Production Teradata ecosystem.
For more information on using elastic IP addresses, see Amazon User Guide for Linux Instances.
|Learn about placement groups, if needed.||See Placement Groups, especially if you want to launch Teradata Database MPP, Teradata Data Mover, and Teradata DSC instances. If you launch a Teradata ecosystem, you can create a placement group automatically.
To create a placement group, see Placement Groups under Network and Security in the Amazon User Guide for Linux Instances.
|Learn about time zones and availability zones.||See Region and Time Zone Considerations.
To learn more, see Regions and Availability Zones under What is Amazon EC2 in the Amazon User Guide for Linux Instances.
|Learn about when to use public IP/DNS addresses versus private IP/DNS addresses.||See Connection Considerations.
To learn more, see Instance IP Addressing under Network and Security in the Amazon User Guide for Linux Instances.
|Decide if you want temporary or persistent storage for your data.||See Storage Considerations, including the sub-topics in this section.
To learn more, see Storage in the Amazon User Guide for Linux Instances.
|Learn about available Teradata products.||See Teradata Database for AWS.
For products with more than one AMI, decide which AMI you want to launch. See Software Products with Multiple AMIs.
|Learn about options for Teradata Database MPP instances.||To learn about basic configuration options for Teradata Database MPP instances (up to 64 nodes), see Database Templates.
To learn more, see AWS CloudFormation Documentation.
If you are launching Teradata Database MPP instances, set up alerts so you will be notified when the database restarts after a node failure. For more information, see Node Failure Recovery.
|Decide the way you want to launch your Teradata Database instance.||To learn about the recommended method of launching Teradata Database and multiple other Teradata software products simultaneously, see Teradata Ecosystem Overview. This method does not require additional configuration after launch.
To learn about launching Teradata products one at a time, see Launch Paths.
|Learn about AWS service limits and increase them in advance of the time that you need them.||Among other limits, Teradata recommends increasing the instance limits to support the Node Failure Recovery process.
To learn more, see AWS Service Limits.
|Learn about administrative tasks||Learn about important topics to avoid incurring charges, including Stopping or Terminating a Teradata Database on AWS.|
|Learn about subscribing.||See Subscribing and Managing Products at https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/help. Launching an AMI automatically subscribes you to the product.
To find paid AMIs for Teradata products using the AWS Marketplace, see Paid AMI under Amazon Machine Images in the Amazon User Guide for Linux Instances.
|Learn about managing your AWS Marketplace subscriptions.||See Managing Your AWS Marketplace Subscriptions in the Amazon User Guide for Linux Instances.|
|Register for Teradata Support.||When you subscribe to Teradata Database on AWS, you receive a welcome email that enables you to register for support. After your support registration is complete, you receive another email with your Master Customer Record, Site ID (AMZ followed by 12 numbers), user ID, and password. For more information, see Teradata at Your Service.
Teradata support is available for all license tiers except for Teradata Database Developer. Community-driven customer support is available at http://community.teradata.com/t5/Teradata-Database-on-AWS/bd-p/10426.
|Learn about how to use the Teradata Database and the associated software.||See http://www.info.teradata.com for Teradata customer documentation. For example, see the Teradata Viewpoint User Guide to learn how to monitor your Teradata Database.|