reference deployment

iBASEt Solumina iSeries on the AWS Cloud

Providing support for manufacturing processes

The iBASEt portfolio improves manufacturing productivity, quality, and compliance by providing real-time visibility and control to operators, supervisors, and plant managers. Built on Solumina, the iSeries software allows operators to be more productive, IT departments to implement new Industry 4.0 technologies, and companies to cut costs while improving responsiveness to change.

This Quick Start builds a Solumina environment on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud that does the following:

  • Streamlines manufacturing productivity, quality, and compliance.
  • Integrates quality management as part of the production process.
  • Simplifies the execution of maintenance, repair, and overhaul processes.

The Quick Start is for developers who want to deploy iBASEt Solumina iSeries on the AWS Cloud. It includes AWS CloudFormation templates that set up each Solumina environment.

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This Quick Start was developed by iBASEt in partnership with AWS. iBASEt is an AWS Partner.

  •  What you'll build
  •  How to deploy
  •  Cost and licenses
  •  What you'll build
  • This Quick Start sets up the following:

    • A highly available architecture that spans three Availability Zones.*
    • A virtual private cloud (VPC) configured with public and private subnets, according to AWS best practices, to provide you with your own virtual network on AWS.*
    • An Application Load Balancer to route traffic to the Solumina iSeries application over HTTP.
    • In the public subnets:
      • Managed network address translation (NAT) gateways to allow outbound internet access for resources in the private subnets.*
      • Linux bastion hosts in an Auto Scaling group to allow inbound SSH (Secure Shell) access to EC2 instances in public and private subnets.*
    • In the private subnets:
      • Solumina iSeries EC2 instances located in an Auto Scaling group.
      • Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS).
      • Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES).
      • A MongoDB resource.
    • Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS).
    • An Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket for storing Quick Start assets.
    • Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) to provide on-demand scaling and management of AWS Cloud services and resources.
    • A resource record in Amazon Route 53 for the iSeries application.

    * The template that deploys the Quick Start into an existing VPC skips the components marked by asterisks and prompts you for your existing VPC configuration.

  •  How to deploy
  • To deploy the Solumina environment, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. The deployment process takes about 2 hours and includes these steps:

    1. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at https://aws.amazon.com, and sign in to your account.
    2. Launch the Quick Start by choosing from the following options. Before you create the stack, select the Region from the top toolbar.
    3. Test the deployment.
     
    Note: Certain Regions are available on an opt-in basis. For more information, see Managing AWS Regions.

    Important: This Quick Start does not support shared subnets. The subnets require NAT gateways in their routing tables to allow the instances to download packages and software without exposing them to the internet.

    Amazon may share user-deployment information with the AWS Partner that collaborated with AWS on the Quick Start.  

  •  Cost and licenses
  • This Quick Start requires a Solumina license. To use the Quick Start in your evaluation of the software or in a production environment, contact your iBASEt sales representative, or send an email to SOLUMINA-TeleSales@iBASEt.com. Use the software to register your license.

    You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services and any third-party licenses used while running this Quick Start reference deployment.

    The AWS CloudFormation template for this Quick Start includes configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these settings, such as instance type, will affect the cost of deployment. For cost estimates, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using. Prices are subject to change.

    Tip: After you deploy the Quick Start, enable the AWS Cost and Usage Report to track costs associated with the Quick Start. This report delivers billing metrics to an Amazon S3 bucket in your account. It provides cost estimates based on usage throughout each month, and aggregates the data at the end of the month. For more information about the report, see What are AWS Cost and Usage Reports?