Launching Alces Flight Solo from command line


#1

Hello,

I have been launching my Alces Flight Solo Personal HPC Cluster by clicking through the AWS Marketplace options as described in the tutorial here. I was wondering, is it possible to do the same process through the command line? i.e. start the provided CloudFormation template, and specify all of the options including additional options like slurm, autoscaling parameters, spot price, etc?

Thank you!


#2

Hi,

Thanks for your interest in Alces Flight!

AWS has a command line tool that can be used to launch cloudformation stacks. You should be able to download the template from the s3 link given when you launch from marketplace manually then launch that template using the AWS tools.

This should be a good place to start:
http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSCloudFormation/latest/UserGuide/cfn-using-cli.html

Hope that helps!

Steve