CloudFormation Template (CFT) Overview
With Vertica on AWS, use CloudFormation Templates (CFTs) to easily manage provisioning the AWS resources with a running Vertica system.
To access Vertica CFTs, go to the AWS Marketplace. Licensing models for CFTs are:
- Bring Your Own License (BYOL): By default, free CE license is installed with 3 nodes and 1 TB. To extend nodes or size, you can purchase the Vertica BYOL license.
Outside of the BYOL license on CFTs, you can also access the Community Edition without a license file:
- If you are using Management Console, simply leave the license field blank.
- If you are using a command line (see Installing Vertica with the Installation Script), specify CE in the
--licenseparameter during installation.
- By the Hour: A pay-as-you-go model where you pay for only the number of hours you use for each node. One advantage of using the Paid Listing is that all charges appear on your Amazon AWS bill. This offers an alternative to purchasing a full Vertica license. This eliminates the need to compute potential storage needs in advance.
Available Vertica CFTs are:
Management Console with 3 Vertica nodes: The easiest way to deploy Vertica. This CFT deploys an Eon Mode database by default. However, this environment can also be used to create an Enterprise Mode database. For more information, see Creating a Database.
Deploy Management Console into new VPC: This CFT deploys all required AWS resources and installs the Vertica Management Console (MC). After stack creation completes, log in to the MC to provision a Vertica database cluster.
Deploy Management Console into existing VPC: This CFT deploys the Vertica Management Console (MC) in an already-existing VPC and subnet. After stack creation completes, the MC is available. Log in to MC to provision either a Vertica database cluster or an Eon Mode database cluster.
For this CFT, you must first set up the VPC, subnet, and related network resources. For more information about the correct configuration of these resources for Vertica, see the following topics in the AWS documentation:
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For supported operating systems for these CFTs, see Vertica AMI Operating Systems for AWS.
For Vertica products available on AWS, see Vertica Offerings on AWS.