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ProSBC:Cloud:AWS Installation


This page is intended to give assistance to people launching an instance of ProSBC using an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) on Amazon Web Service (AWS).

Instantiate a ProSBC

  • After logging in your Amazon account, click on “EC2” in the main AWS console:

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  • On the left menu, click on “AMIs”:

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  • Click on the filter drop list and select “Private image” to locate ProSBC AMI:

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  • Select the region matching the region of the ProSBC AMI you want to test. If you don't know it, try "Canada (Central)".

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  • Select the image and click “Launch”:

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  • Select the instance type and its resources. The recommended instance type is:
    • m4.large (2 vCPU, 8 GiB)
  • Supported instance type are:
  • This is the list of approximate performances for different AWS instance types. Results may vary according to configuration.
EC2 Instance AWS CPU cores Sessions per second (call rate) Sessions with RTP anchoring Sessions with Media bypass

m4.large

2

50

400

32,000

m4.xlarge

4

215

750

60,000

c4.xlarge

4

215

750

60,000

c4.2xlarge

8

575

2,000

60,000

m4.4xlarge

16

650

4,000

60,000

m4.10xlarge

40

650

4,800

60,000


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  • Click “Add Storage” to proceed to the next page:

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  • Change the Volume Size to 40Gb.
  • Select "Volume Type": gp2
  • Check the box "Delete on Termination"
  • Click “Add Tags” to proceed to the next page.

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  • You can leave the default parameters as they are.
  • Click “Configure Security Group” to proceed to the next page:

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  • Select "Create a new security group". We recommend that you simply open all ports on your own IP address, since the SBC contains its own internal firewall:
Rule Type Port Range Source IP
All traffic All traffic 0 - 65535 (Use your own public IP)

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  • Click “Launch”. Be aware: you will be billed by Amazon for the instance resources:

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  • You will be prompted to create a key pair, allowing you to securely connect to your instance. Select “Create a new key pair” if you do not own one, and give it a name. Then, click on “Download Key Pair” to download a .pem file since it is needed for a SSH connection. (Note: Make sure to not lose it, since you would then lose access the the SSH connection for the instance):

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  • Click on “Launch Instances”:

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  • You can view your instance by clicking on “View Instances”:

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  • Select the instance you just created and feel free to give it a name:

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Optional: Elastic IP Creation section

  • If you want to use an associate public IP generated by Amazon (called "Elastic IP"). Click on "Elastic IP" on the left, then click on "Allocate new address":

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  • Click on "Allocate IP". A new public IP will be generated by Amazon:

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  • Click on "Close":

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Optional: Elastic IP association section

  • Go to the left pane and click on "Instance". Then select the instance "ProSBC" to display its description:

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  • Find the eth0 network interface in the instance description:

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  • Click on the eth0 Network Interface, then click on the "Interface ID" link:

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  • Right-click on the selected Network Interface, then click "Associate Address":

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  • In the Address list, select the public IP to associate with the main Network Interface. Then, click on "Associate Address":

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  • Click on "Instances" on the left pane and select "ProSBC" instance. Check if your instance is associated with a public IP:

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Enable SR-IOV enhanced networking

It is very important to enable "enhanced networking" for tbrouter to have access to the network devices on the VM.

This must be done before completing the initial web portal configuration. Please shut down the instance before entering the serial number and all other information and set SR-IOV

There are two types of enhanced networking, we need the second one.

1) Elastic Network Adapter (ENA)

2) Intel 82599 Virtual Function (VF) interface

Install the AWS CLI

https://aws.amazon.com/cli/

Get security credentials for the command line

On the AWS web portal, click on your account name and choose "My Security Credentials"

Expand the "Access keys" section

Create a new key, you will need the AWSAccessKeyId and AWSSecretKey

Open a CLI and execute the aws cli commands

 aws configure

Paste the access key ID and key that you previously obtained along with your default region.

Show if the enhanced networking is enabled

Make sure to replace the example instance ID with your own AWS instance ID

 aws ec2 describe-instance-attribute --instance-id i-0123456789abcdef1 --attribute sriovNetSupport

Enabled:

 {
     "InstanceId": "i-0123456789abcdef1",
     "SriovNetSupport": {
         "Value": "simple"
     }
 }

Not enabled:

 {
     "InstanceId": "i-0123456789abcdef1",
     "SriovNetSupport": {}
 }

To enable the sriov enhanced networking, first turn off the instance then do:

 aws ec2 modify-instance-attribute --instance-id i-0123456789abcdef1  --sriov-net-support simple

Accessing the ProSBC

Accessing the ProSBC web portal

  • Open a web browser to the management IP of the ProSBC, on port 12358. Example if your Instance public IP address is 35.183.126.193, the URL would be:
    http://35.183.126.193:12358


You should get to the ProSBC Configuration Wizard
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Take note that it may take a while for the ProSBC system to make the Web Portal available (around 3-5 minutes).

Web Portal Initial Configuration

Click on the following link to pursue installation from the web portal: ProSBC Initial Configuration

Troubleshooting

External References