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Merge pull request #27 from bonitasoft/update_aws_prerequisites

add 'signup for an AWS account' link
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# AWS prerequisites
## Sign Up for AWS
If you do not have an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account yet, first sign up as described in this AWS user guide: [Sign Up for AWS](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/get-set-up-for-amazon-ec2.html#sign-up-for-aws).
## AWS Setup for BCD
In order to use Amazon EC2 instances, some configuration steps need to be performed as a prerequisite.
The following steps are required to set up AWS credentials for Ansible automation.
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Bonita Provisioning solution uses official Ubuntu cloud images as EC2 AMI (Amazon Machine Images).
Use the [Amazon EC2 AMI Locator](https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/locator/ec2/) tools to identify IDs of such images.
## Configuration related to the location of your BCD Controller
The `ec2_wrapper.sh` inventory script can be further configured in `templates/ec2.ini.j2`.
For instance the `vpc_destination_variable` parameter can be set to `public_dns_name` (in order to use Ansible from outside EC2) through the Ansible variable named `ec2_vpc_destination_variable`.
More information can be found in this [blog post](https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/apn/getting-started-with-ansible-and-dynamic-amazon-ec2-inventory-management/).
## Dynamic EC2 inventory configuration
When deploying to AWS, BCD uses [dynamic Amazon EC2 inventory](http://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/intro_dynamic_inventory.html#example-aws-ec2-external-inventory-script) with a `ec2_wrapper.sh` script.
This `ec2_wrapper.sh` script can be further configured with the `ec2.ini.j2` template.
For instance, if you are running the BCD controller **from outside EC2**, the `vpc_destination_variable` parameter should be set to `ip_address`. If you are running the BCD controller **from within EC2**, the `vpc_destination_variable` parameter should be set to `private_ip_address`.
This parameter is managed by the `ec2_vpc_destination_variable` BCD variable.
More information on dynamic EC2 inventory management can be found in [this blog post](https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/apn/getting-started-with-ansible-and-dynamic-amazon-ec2-inventory-management/).
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