reference deployment

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux on AWS

Accelerate the deployment of highly available Linux clusters on the AWS Cloud

This Quick Start deploys SIOS Protection Suite for Linux on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. It builds a virtual private cloud (VPC) with two Availability Zones and launches SIOS Protection Suite on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances in the private subnets.

SIOS Protection Suite is for organizations building failover clusters in Linux environments on AWS. It includes SIOS LifeKeeperSIOS DataKeeper, and Application Recovery Kits (ARKs). This software provides high availability, data replication, and disaster recovery (DR) protection for SAP, SAP S/4HANA, Oracle, and other Linux applications. 

This Quick Start uses an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) with Bring Your Own License (BYOL) model for SIOS Protection Suite for Linux, available in the AWS Marketplace.



This Quick Start was developed by SIOS Technology Corp. in collaboration with AWS. SIOS 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 two Availability Zones.*
    • A VPC configured with public and private subnets, according to AWS best practices, to provide you with your own virtual network on AWS.*
    • 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 Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling group to allow inbound SSH (Secure Shell) access to EC2 instances in public and private subnets.*
    • In the private subnets, two cluster nodes featuring SIOS Protection Suite for Linux.
    • Amazon CloudWatch Log groups to monitor, store, and access log files from EC2 instances.
    • AWS Systems Manager runbook to automate the deployment.

    *  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 SIOS Protection Suite for Linux, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. The deployment takes about 30 minutes and includes these steps:

    1. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at
    2. Sign up for the 14-day free trial for SIOS Protection Suite for Linux or obtain a runtime license by contacting SIOS.
    3. Subscribe to the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux on RHEL 7.4 - BYOL Amazon Machine Image (AMI) in the AWS Marketplace.
    4. Launch the Quick Start. You can choose from the following two options:
    5. Test the deployment.

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

  •  Cost and licenses
  • You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    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.

    This Quick Start uses Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) from AWS Marketplace. In addition, this deployment of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux uses a Bring Your Own License (BYOL) model. You can purchase a runtime license or request a 14-day free trial license. You also have the option of using a Pay As You Go (PAYG) license model, which installs a basic license. If later you want to upgrade to full functionality, contact SIOS sales.

    Tip: After you deploy the Quick Start, create AWS Cost and Usage Reports to track costs associated with the Quick Start. These reports deliver billing metrics to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket in your account. They provide cost estimates based on usage throughout each month and aggregate the data at the end of the month. For more information about the report, see What are AWS Cost and Usage Reports?