In order to ensure a positive experience loading Hyperglance via AWS Marketplace, it is important to follow our getting started instructions.
*** Note - Hyperglance needs access to the AWS API endpoints. If your instance is in a private VPC please set the proxy in Hyperglance or allow the instance to connect to *.amazonaws.com
Firstly go to the AWS Marketplace and find Hyperglance. We have multiple options depending on how many nodes you need to see.
Accept the software terms.
This will take us to a page describing the next steps, read and return to the launch page.
It will take a few minutes before the subscription is ready. Once the subscription is live choose the region you want the Hyperglance instance to be created in.
Select ‘Launch with Cloudfoundation console’.
This takes us to cloud foundation in your AWS console. The S3 template is already selected so click ‘Next’.
In the specify details page you have the option to re-name the cloudformation stack, and decide on things like assigning a public IP.
You need to remember to choose an EC2 key pair, what subnet can SSH the instance and choose the subnet and VPC you want the Hyperglance instance to be created in.
Once that’s all set click next
You’ll then get the option to tag tags, in the screenshot we have added a Name tag of ‘Hyperglance’. Click next.
We’ve finished the initial cloudformation config so now accept the disclaimer and click on ‘create’ so cloudformation can start to create the Hyperglance instance.
You’ll then be taken to the cloudformation stack console page, the actual instance creation will take up to 10 minutes.
Once the stack has been created successfully you need to look at the ‘Output tab’. This gives details of how you can connect to the Hyperglance Instance. By Default Hyperglance’s password is the instance ID, so copy that and then click on the link to go to Hyperglance.
NOTE: Be careful when copying and pasting the instance-id. Sometimes there is a copy/paste space at the end or start of the instanceid and that will cause the authentication to fail.
Proceed to the Hyperglance console page.
We are now at the Hyperglance console. The default userid is ‘admin’ and the password is the instance-id of the Hyperglance instance.
After login you’ll be presented with a tutorial.
That’s all you need to do to get up and running. Hyperglance will automatically connect to the AWS API and constantly pull information so you get an automated, real-time, hierarchical, dynamic map.
By default hyperglance will pull in the topology from the account you’ve used to create the instance. If you want to add another account all you have to do it go to the administration page and add the extra credentials in. You can add as many accounts as you like.