Configuring Amazon EC2 Injector Families

When you create a Public Cloud injector family in the Create an Injector Family wizard, Eggplant Performance Studio requires specific details about the virtual environment. Because you already stored your access credentials, when you select your Credentials on the Cloud settings tab, Studio is able to connect to your cloud provider and read much of the necessary information.

The information specific to the cloud provider appears in the right-hand column of the Cloud settings tab. For Amazon EC2, the settings are as follows:

  • Key Name: Enter the name of a public/private key pair; this security credential is something you create in your Amazon EC2 Dashboard. Any available key names, based on your credentials, will be available on the drop-down list.
  • Region: The geographical region in which you want your instances to run for this family.
  • VPC: Select the virtual private network (VPC) you want to use for this injector family from the drop-down list, or leave No Preference as the default.
  • Subnet: Select the subnet you want to use for this injector family from the drop-down list, or leave No Preference as the default.
  • Availability Zone: An Availability Zone is a specific area within a Region; you can select an Availability Zone from the drop-down list or leave No Preference as the default.
  • Instance Type: The instance type specifies the memory, CPU, and storage capacity, as well as hourly cost for an instance. Keep in mind that the larger and more powerful an instance is, the more expensive it is to run. Select the appropriate instance type from the drop-down list.
  • Tenancy: Your choices for tenancy are default, which is the standard multi-tenancy environment, and dedicated, which is an environment that you have reserved for only your use. Note that dedicated environments require a higher level of subscription and cost.
  • Security Groups: Select the appropriate security group or groups from the list. You must select at least one; you can select multiple groups if appropriate. Security groups are defined in your Amazon EC2 Dashboard. Security groups act basically as a firewall, so you need to set up your security groups to allow Inbound access on the Injector listening on port and Engine TCP ports as defined on the Basic Settings tab to communicate with Eggplant Performance.

Cloud Injector setting tab

None of the cloud-provider-specific settings are editable as long as the Public Cloud injector family has any injectors in it. However, if you delete all injectors from the family, you can edit these settings.


This topic was last updated on January 13, 2022, at 02:42:23 PM.

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