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Denodo Platform for AWS 7.0 Free Trial BYOL Quick Start Guide

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Denodo Platform, the data virtualization leader for unifying enterprise data and delivering data services for the business, is available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) as bring your own license (BYOL) virtual machine (VM) for trial purposes.

The VM image contains a Windows Server with the latest version of Denodo Platform, optimized for use with the AWS EC2.

Thank you for your confidence in Denodo and choosing the Denodo Platform for AWS as your data virtualization technology!

This quick start guide will give you an overview of  the Denodo Platform and how to quickly start building data virtualization solutions on AWS.

Denodo Platform for AWS Free Trial BYOL Usage Instructions

First Steps

The 14 day free trial offers the flexibility of instantiating the Denodo Free Trial AMI under your AWS account. Therefore it is expected that you already have an AWS account that you can use to logon to the AWS Marketplace.

Thereafter, you can search, create and launch the Denodo Free Trial instance through the EC2 console.

You are responsible for operating your own AWS account. You can create and launch your Denodo Platform for AWS BYOL instance using that AWS Account.

Log on to the AWS Marketplace, search for the Denodo Platform for AWS Trial listing, and launch the instance through the EC2 Console.

After launching the instance the following activities must be performed in the instance:

  1. Register for Denodo Platform Free Trial
  2. Activate the denodo user.
  3. Install a Denodo Platform license.
  4. Start Denodo Platform services.


1-Register for Denodo Platform Free Trial

You can obtain your 14 days free trial license registering through the following page clicking on the START FREE TRIAL button for the Free Trial using your AWS account option.


After the registration a 14 day Denodo Platform license will be available for you.

2- Activate the denodo User

Once the Denodo Platform for AWS BYOL instance is running you have to log in Windows  as Administrator user through a Remote Desktop Connection. Detailed instructions are available on https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/WindowsGuide/connecting_to_windows_instance.html

Once connected as administrator user you have to complete the following tasks:

  1. Launch Computer Management on the Windows BYOL instance.
  2. Select Local Users and Groups > Users.
  3. Right-click the denodo user.
  4. Select Properties.
  5. If it is not already, clear the Account is disabled checkbox.
  6. Click Apply.
  7. Right-click the denodo user.
  8. Select Set Password.
  9. Enter and confirm your new password.

After completing these steps for activating the denodo user, then you can log out as Administrator and use Remote Desktop Connection to log in to the Windows instance using the denodo user and the password you set.

3- Install the Denodo Platform License

Once you have a Denodo Platform license file, log in the Denodo Platform for AWS BYOL instance through Remote Desktop Connection with the denodo user.

Copy the Denodo Platform license file to the AWS instance, rename it as denodo.lic, and save it in the C:\Denodo\DenodoPlatform7.0\conf directory. The appropriate license is checked out after starting the Denodo Platform Control Center. If you had the Denodo Platform Control Center open you can click the License information link to force the licence validation.

4- Start Denodo Platform Services

Logged in as the denodo user through Remote Desktop Connection and once a Denodo Platform license is installed you can start enjoying Denodo Platform.

You have to launch the Denodo Platform Control Center that allows starting and stopping all Denodo Platform servers and tools, as well as a group of additional functions.

You can find more information on https://community.denodo.com/docs/html/browse/7.0/platform/installation/denodo_platform_control_center/denodo_platform_control_center

Through the Denodo Platform Control Center you can start the Virtual DataPort (VDP) server and then launch the Virtual DataPort Administration Tool to connect to VDP server.

Denodo VDP default administrator user is admin with admin as default password. You should change the administrator password as soon as possible to ensure that you are operating under a secure environment.

You can find more information on https://community.denodo.com/docs/html/browse/7.0/vdp/administration/index

Further Recommended Steps

Once you are all set to start building your data virtualization solutions on AWS, we recommend that you check out all the available information:

Technical Assistance During the Free Trial Period

Denodo is committed to helping you succeed with the Denodo Platform through our comprehensive network of technical support and services. Technical assistance during the Free Trial will be facilitated via the Denodo Community.

You can always post your question directly on the Q&A section, a moderated forum on our Community Site, where the Denodo Team plus data virtualization professionals and enthusiasts will assist you. Our community is knowledgeable and tenacious and there's no question without a valid answer. Technical resources such as product documentation, Knowledge Base articles, step-by-step tutorials, and how-to videos are also available.

If you want to chat with one of our Cloud specialists, you can send and email to cloud.solutions@denodo.com with subject “Cloud advisor meeting request”.

If you plan to leverage the Free Trial as a means to POC/extended validation, a Denodo engineer will work with your team to outline the success criteria and testing scenarios to get you further ahead on your path to data driven simplification, then you can send an email to
cloud.solutions@denodo.com with subject "Cloud advisor POC request".

Customer will use commercially reasonable efforts to resolve issues before escalating them to Denodo. Denodo will make a commercially reasonable effort to provide support to customer and reserves the right to refuse providing Maintenance and Support Services for customers who do not reach a minimum commercially reasonable level of monthly usage of any of the Denodo Platform for AWS products.