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Denodo Platform for AWS 7.0 - Quick Start Guide

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 a pay as you go (PAYG) virtual machine (VM). The VM image contains 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.

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Prerequisites

You must have an AWS account.

You are responsible for operating your own AWS account.

You can create and launch your Denodo Platform for AWS PAYG instance using that AWS Account.

First Steps

Step1 - Subscribe to Your Denodo Platform for AWS

Log on to the AWS Marketplace, search for the Denodo Platform for AWS listing you prefer, and launch the instance through the EC2 Console. These options are available:

Step 2 - Install the Denodo Platform Client

Once the Denodo Platform for AWS PAYG instance is running, you must download and install the Denodo Platform client to access it.

The Denodo Platform follows a client-server architecture, with the server (VDP) running in the AWS instance, and the client (VDP Administration Tool) running in your local computer.

The client installer is distributed from the running instance; you can find links to the installers and step-by-step installation instructions from your running Denodo Platform for AWS instance's web server, use your Internet browser pointing to your instance's public Internet name or IP address (screenshot below).

Once the graphical administration tool starts, it will prompt you for the connection details for the remote Denodo Platform server.

Use the following details:

  • Username: admin
  • Password: the running Amazon instance ID
  • Server URI: replace "localhost" with your running Amazon instance's public internet name or IP address

Remember to follow the recommended security configuration settings below, in particular changing the default administrator password.

Step 3 - Review the Security Configuration

There are a couple of optional steps that we recommend you to take to improve the security of your AWS deployment.

Changing the Default VDP Administration Password

As the first step of the configuration of your new Denodo Platform instance you should change the administrator password. The current password was generated automatically and matches your Amazon instance ID. It is extremely important that you change this default password to ensure that you are operating under a secure environment.

Configuring the Security Groups

Please, check first the list of Denodo Platform default ports to review which ones are needed for operating your environment.

When a new virtual image is started Amazon creates by default a new security group. This group contains all TCP ports that the Denodo Platform may need to use plus the ssh (for server administration) and http (for the quickstart guide and client installers). The default values specify that all those ports can be reached from any IP addresses - our strong recommendation is to modify the groups to:

  1. Remove the HTTP port.

  1. Configure the rest of security groups so they can only be accessed from the range of authorized IP addresses that you control instead of being publicly accessible.

To do this, follow the steps in the Amazon guide located at: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/using-network-security.html.


The general documentation about running your EC2 instances in Amazon is available at
: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/launching-instance.html.

Disabling the Public Web Server

The Denodo instance that you are currently connected to is using a public httpd server to display this page, which contains instructions and installers. When you are done setting up your client installation we recommend you to disable the server. This is accomplished in two steps:

  1. Connect to the Denodo instance using ssh. Follow the steps described in Amazon's documentation at: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/AccessingInstances.html.

  1. After opening a remote command line through ssh or PuTTY, type these commands to disable the httpd server:


 sudo service httpd stop
 sudo chkconfig httpd off

Step 4 - Subscribe to Denodo Support

Denodo is committed to helping you succeed with the Denodo Platform through our comprehensive network of technical support and services.

Denodo Platform for AWS Premium Support is available for all subscribers. To access this service, you must first  register here. After you have signed-up, you will have access to the Denodo Support Site where you can get web-based support, software updates and DenodoConnects which will improve your data virtualization experience. Denodo version upgrades are not included as upgrades require migration between Amazon instances.

Denodo web-based support may be subject to reduced availability for hourly based subscriptions. You can always post your question directly on the Q&A section, a moderated forum on our Community Site, where 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.

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.

Further 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:

If you want to move on to professionally guided training you can always check our course offerings on our training site.

To get up and running on the Denodo Platform for AWS  7.0 in the quickest time, we recommend that you take advantage of Denodo Professional Services.