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Consolidated list of configuration settings for Amazon provisioning

The following sections list all the information you must provide when configuring Quick Start to use Amazon to provision virtual machines. You may want to review this list before you start using Quick Start.

Connector settings



Amazon IAM User

Name that identifies a user who belongs to the AWS Identify and Access Management (IAM) system.

Access Key ID

A unique identifier for the AWS account.

Secret Access Key

A digital signature generated from your secret access key to the AWS account.

Environment settings

When defining an environment, provide the following information.

Environment information



AWS Account

Name of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) account to use to connect to an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provider instance or Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

Note: Quick Start automatically enters the AWS Account field with the name of the Amazon IAM User.

Amazon Web Service

One of the following AWS connection options:

  • EC2—Connect to an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud.
  • VPC—Connect to an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud. If you select this option, you must have previously used AWS to create a VPC for the Availability Zone you specify with the Amazon Pod option.

Amazon Region

An Amazon Availability Zone, which corresponds to a geographic area.

Availability Zone or VPC

Choice of Amazon Availability Zone or Virtual Private Cloud, which determines where in AWS your virtual machines are generated.

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Network tag information



Subnet Mask

One of the following subnet options:

  • Customer—A default network label for a network container based on Availability Zones. The Customer label does not map to any Amazon entity.
  • Range of IP addresses—The addresses available to the network address.

Network Alias

Identifying name for the network being made available to the VM.

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Service information

When defining a service, provide the following information

Service Offering settings 




Name for the service you want to offer in the service catalog.

Service Description

Descriptive text for the service.


Select the environment created earlier when you added an Amazon environment.


Select the network associated with the environment you selected. If the environment is based on a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and multiple subnets are defined for the environment, you can select one of those subnets.

AMI Type

Select one of the following AMI types:

  • Owned—An AMI that can be used by anyone who subscribes to the service that provides it.
  • Private—An AMI to which you have been granted private access.
  • Public—An AMI that can be used by anyone.


Name of the AMI to be used. If the AMI Type is set to Public, you must type the name of the AMI rather than selecting from a list.

Key Pair NameUsed to access a provisioned VM. You must provide a key pair when provisioning a Linux VM. When provisioning a Windows VM, a key pair is not essential if the VM is enrolled in BMC Server Automation and you have the credentials that were provided when the VM was enrolled. Refer to Amazon product documentation for more information about access keys.

Default Size

Select the amount of computing capacity provided by the AMI.

Request Elastic IP

If you are provisioning a VM to a VPC, check this option to allocate a public IP address to the VM. If you are provisioning a VM to an availability zone, a public IP address is automatically allocated to the VM.

Include EC2 Instance Type OptionsIndicates the service offering will include out-of-the-box options that allow the end user to specify the type of EC2 instance: micro, small, medium and large.


(Optional) Amount a user is charged for use of a virtual machine for a specified period of time. For example, 20 dollars per month.


Select the currency type, such as U.S. dollars (USD).


Select the length of time for which a user is charged for use of a virtual machine.

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Inbound Port Settings




Select the TCP or UCP Internet connection protocol.

Port Number

Port number that should be made available.

Source Address

The IP address or range of IP addresses allowed to access a port. Specify a range of addresses using syntax such as To indicate that all addresses can access the port, enter

Source Mask

The mask applied to the source address, if applicable.

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Tenant settings




Name of the tenant.


Location of the tenant.

This location does not have to be the same as the location of a vCenter server you specify when creating a vCenter connector.

Environment Entitlement

Associates the tenant with an environment.

Offering Entitlement

Identifies the service offerings to which the tenant is entitled. For each offering you select, you must ensure that the associated environment (specified with the Environment Entitlement option) is also selected.

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Tenant user settings



First Name

User's first name.

Last Name

User's last name.

Login Name

User's logon ID


User's password.

Confirm PasswordRetype the user's password.


One of the following user roles:

  • Cloud Admin—Manage the full life cycle of the cloud environment, including its initial planning, deployment, and configuration, and its continued administration, operation, and maintenance.
  • Org Admin—Manage a subset of the cloud to perform tasks such as monitoring usage, administering virtual firewalls, and maintaining virtual load balancers.
  • End User—Request services, such as the deployment of virtual machines (VMs), through the BMC My Cloud Services Console.

Tenant Company

Tenant that is associated with this user.

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