Installing Cloudbreak on AWS
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SSH key pair

In order to access the Cloudbreak VM via SSH, you will be required to use your SSH key pair.

If you do not have an SSH key, import an existing key pair or generate a new key pair in the AWS region in which you are planning to launch the VM for Cloudbreak.


  1. Navigate to the Amazon EC2 console at
  2. Check the region listed in the top right corner to make sure that you are in the correct region.
  3. In the left pane, find NETWORK AND SECURITY and click Key Pairs.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Click Create Key Pair to create a new key pair. Your private key file will be automatically downloaded onto your computer. Make sure to save it in a secure location. You will need it to SSH to the cluster nodes. You may want to change access settings for the file using chmod 400 my-key-pair.pem.
    • Click Import Key Pair to upload an existing public key and then select it and click Import. Make sure that you have access to its corresponding private key.

You need this SSH key pair to SSH to the Cloudbreak instance and start Cloudbreak.