Amazon EC2 Connector 2.5 - Mule 4

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Anypoint Connector for Amazon EC2 (Amazon EC2 Connector) provides connectivity to the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) API, enabling you to interface with Amazon EC2 to launch as many or as few virtual servers as you need, configure security and networking, and manage storage.

Prerequisites

To use Amazon EC2 Connector, you must be familiar with:

  • The Amazon EC2 API

  • Anypoint Connectors

  • Mule runtime engine (Mule)

  • Elements and global elements in a Mule flow

  • Creating a Mule app using Anypoint Studio (Studio)

Before creating an app, you must have:

  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user account credentials

  • A secret access key to IAM

  • Access to EC2 via the AWS cloud

Common Use Cases for the Connector

Common use cases for the connector include:

  • Creating an EBS volume to attach to an instance in the same availability zone

  • Attaching an EBS volume to a running or stopped Amazon EC2 instance

  • Restarting an Amazon EBS-backed AMI that you’ve previously stopped

  • Stopping an Amazon EC2 instance

Audience

Authentication Types

Amazon EC2 Connector connections use the following authentication types:

  • Basic

    Uses a session token provided by Amazon STS to connect to Amazon EC2

  • Role

    Uses the Amazon role ARN that uniquely identifies the role to allow cross-account access

For information about configuring these authentication types, see Use Studio to Configure Amazon EC2.

Next Step

After you complete the prerequisites and try the examples, you are ready to create your own app and configure the connector using Use Studio to Configure Amazon EC2 Connector.