AWS - Linking, Provisioning, and Importing Server

Linking and Importing from AWS

In this article, we are going to show how to link your AWS Account with UCX Cloud and how to import and create infrastructure directly from the dashboard.

  1. Log in to your account: UCXMarket

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  1. After you log in, go to Cloud Manager:

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  1. Now we need to link our AWS account with UCX Cloud. Click on Link Account:

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  1. From the partner list, select AWS:

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  1. Enter your AWS token:

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  1. To create an API key, log in to the AWS console. Once you log in, search for the IAM service:

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  1. On the left side of the navigation menu, click Users:

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  1. Click Add user, follow the steps to create the API key, and add a username. Make sure to tick the Programmatic access box and then click Next: Permissions:

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  1. In the next step, we need to add EC2 permissions to the user we want to create. Click Attach existing policies directly and find the AmazonEC2FullAccess policy. Select it and go to the next page.

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  1. The next two steps can be ignored- We don’t need to add a tag to our API key for now. The final screen will show the Access key ID and the Secret access key. Copy both of these or download the file where they're saved.

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  1. Enter a label/name for your account and paste your AWS API Key and Secret. If you want to import your servers from AWS, click the Import my cloud infrastructure check box and then click Next:

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After e few seconds, your account should be linked:

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Clicking Back to Cloud Manager will show you the list of accounts you have linked with UCX Cloud. Click on the Servers navigation link to see your infrastructure.

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  1. If you have checked the import my cloud infrastructure box, you will see your servers in this view. It shows all the different servers you have from different cloud providers. (GCPDigitalOceanAlibabaCloud/Packet).

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  1. Deploying a server is very easy and straightforward with UCX Cloud:

Click on the Deploy server button:


  1. Select one of the partners. In our case we are choosing AWS:

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  1. Select one of the products:

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  1. Choose your hourly or monthly term. Select datacenter/location and the image you want to install on your server. You can also choose the server quantity in case you want to deploy multiple servers:

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  1. Select the account you have linked, and check the Grant UCX access box if you want to be able to manage the server from UCX Cloud. The next step adds a secure way to connect to your server. We have a few options here:
  • Add your SSH Key locally from your computer.
  • Select existing SSH Key from your UCX Cloud account.
  • Generate SSH Key - Have the key be generated from UCX Cloud. This will give you an option to download the private key locally.

Before proceeding with the deployment you will have to name your server - This is the Hostname. After you fill out the form click Confirm and Deploy.

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  1. Next, you will be redirected to the servers view. It takes a couple of seconds for the server to be ready (green).

From this view, you can also execute a set of operations to your server. Click on the three dots to the right of your server and you will see the options for delete, stop, start, and restart.

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  1. To get more details for the server and to use UCX Access, click on the server name. This is a more detailed view of the server and gives you the option to use the UCX Cloud Console and add SSH key. Click Access to have the console open.

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UCX Console:

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*Add additional SSH keys to the server *:

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  1. From the server view on UCX Cloud you can also go to settings.

Here, you can also add additional SSH keys.  Remove UCX Access will remove the options to manage the server remotely from UCX Cloud. You also have the option to Delete Server.

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  1. Un-linking your AWS Account can be done in a few clicks. Go back to Cloud Accounts on the left navigation menu, click the three dots on the account you want to remove, and then click Delete.

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You will be asked to confirm the removal of the account. After the account is removed, all cloud infrastructure gets removed from your UCX Account but still remains on your AWS account.

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