AWS – Post – 24 – Creating a windows EC2 instance and configuring RAID 10 in windows 2016 server Part-1:
In this blog post, we will see on how to create a windows EC2 instance and the steps to configure RAID 10 in that windows 2016 server.
Under EC2 -> EC2 Dashboard - > Click on Launch instance
Now in the AMI selection page, select Windows 2016 Base edition.
Then follow the usual steps as described in the previous blog posts, when it comes to add storage section , add 4 ebs “General purpose SSD (GP2)” volumes of 8 GB size and also check the delete on termination checkbox for all the EBS volumes. The reason why we are adding additional storage is to show how to implement RAID 10 in windows 2016 machine.
Now when it comes to step 6: Configure security group, Create a new security group and add the RDP rule to it, for now select the source as anywhere.
Now finally when you review the instance before launching , you will get the below warning message, since you have added 4 additional volumes it will not come under free tier and your AWS account will be charged for it.
So please make sure that you delete the Windows EC2 instance and the associated volumes soon after you have complete this exercise.
After you click on launch , you will be prompted for a keypair creation , you need this keypair to get the windows password, so create one and download it to your computer.
Download the keypair and launch the instance, it will take some time for the instance to come up.
Now we need to get windows login credentials, by default the admin userid is “Administrator” and to get the password , you need to click on Actions->”Get Windows Password”
If you try to get the password, immediately after server launch, you will get the below message, you will be able to get the password only post 4 minutes.
Post 4 minutes , try again to get the default windows password , you will be prompted with the below screen , now select the .pem file which had generated earlier and click on decrypt password.
You will be presented with the below screen.
Now from you local windows system -> run “mstsc” , for remote desktop connection.
You have now successfully logged onto the windows 2016 desktop,
In part-2, we will see how to configure RAID 10 in this windows system.
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