Getting Started with Amazon Elastic Graphics

To get started with Amazon Elastic Graphics, follow this simple tutorial:

Step 1: Set up and log into your AWS account

Log into the AWS Management Console and set up your root account.

Step 2: Launch an Amazon EC2 instance

In the Amazon EC2 Dashboard, choose "Launch Instance" to create and configure your virtual machine.

Step 3: Configure your instance

In this wizard, you have the option to configure your Elastic Graphics accelerator. Below are some guidelines on setting up your first instance with Elastic Graphics accelerators attached.

Choose an Amazon Machine Image (AMI): In step 1 of the wizard, choose an AMI with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 or later. Linux AMIs are currently not supported.

Choose an Elastic Graphics accelerator type: In step 3 of the wizard, click on “Add Graphics Acceleration” checkbox and select Elastic Graphics accelerator type.

Ensure security group is configured properly: In step 6 of the wizard, use a security group that allows both inbound and outbound TCP traffic over port 2007 from your instance's network interface.

Launch instance: In step 7, review your instance configuration and choose "Launch".

Note: It may take a few minutes to initialize your instance.

Step 4: Connect to your instance

Step 5: Download and install the Elastic Graphics driver. If you are using a recent Windows AMI from AWS from January 2018 on, you do not need to execute this step since the driver will be automatically installed at first boot.

For more details on setting up and getting started with Elastic Graphics, visit Amazon  Elastic Graphics documentation.