- Ready to go AWS deployment: Yellowfin with all of its tutorial content to demonstrate reports, dashboards, and storyboards.
- Free 1 Year licence for 3 users: the licence is designed to allow you to full evaluate the system, allowing you to buy once you've ticked all the boxes.
- Connection to Redshift: Yellowfin can connect to Redshift in order to store your data and generate reports without setting up an external database.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Settings
1. Log in to Amazon Web Services (AWS)
2. Open the Services menu at the top of the page, click on EC2 within the Compute & Networking category.
While in the EC2 Dashboard it's important to select the closest location to your users. This will generally result in the fastest response times.
3. Click on the Location currently in use next to your name at the top right of the page.
4. Select the location closest to you.
5. While still on the EC2 Dashboard, click on the Launch Instance button under the Create Instance heading.
From here you will be walked through a setup process where you define and configure the instance.
Choose an Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
6. The first step in the process is to select the image you wish to use. Under the Community AMIs section, search for the Yellowfin AMI.
7. Once you've located the Yellowfin AMI, click on it and press the Select button.
Choose Instance Type
From here, you will need to define the type of instance you wish to use. This will define the CPU, memory, storage, and networking capacity allocated to the instance.
For evaluation purposes, the
t2.micro type is fine, and is free to use. For production purposes the
t2.medium or higher options are recommended.
8. Select the type you wish to use (t2.micro for free use).
9. Click the Review and Launch button.
Review & Launch
You will now be presented with a range of options to finish configuring the instance to suit your specific needs.
10. Once configured, click the Launch button.
You will now be prompted to define key pairs. For the purposes of this example, we are not going to use a key pair, but you can define them as required for security purposes.
Note: if you want to be able to access the log files and other configuration items outside of the UI, or you wish to patch Yellowfin in the future you will need you use a key pair.
11. Define key pairs, or select the Proceed without a key pair option.
12 Click the Launch Instance button.
Your instance will now be launching and should be ready shortly.
13. Click on the View Instances button in order to see a list of your available instances.
While your instance is initialising it's a good time to name it.
14. Click on the pencil icon to provide it with a name.
15. Enter a name and click on the tick button to apply it.
Once the instance is running, you will need to identify the IP address assigned in order to access Yellowfin.
16. Click on the Description tab while the instance is selected and find the Public IP.
1. Open a web browser and access your instance using your IP found in the previous section, for example:
From here, you will need to register in order to receive the login details to your instance.
2. Click on the *Register link.
You will now need to fill in the registration form in order to use the 1 year evaluation copy of Yellowfin.
Once the form is complete, you will no longer see the registration link on the Yellowfin Login page.
When you receive the registration confirmation email, you will find username and password information, along with some helpful getting started links.