Create a Free Spot by NetApp Account

In this section, you will create a free Spot by NetApp account, and subsequently link that account to your AWS account. A video tutorial covering this section can be found at the bottom of the page.

Creating a Spot.io Account

Begin by signing up for a Free Spot by NetApp account

You will need to provide the following:

  • Full Name
  • Company
  • Email
  • Country

If you are running this workshop on your own, you will be able to keep your account, as it is free of charge. For more information see https://spot.io/pricing/.

Next, set your password, and verify your email by clicking the link in the verification email you will receive. This brings you to the console login page.

Once you’re logged in, you will find yourself in the Console.

Connecting Your AWS Account

Now, you will link your AWS account in order to enable the Spot by NetApp platform to manage AWS resources on your behalf.

Prior to connecting your AWS account, you can access a preview of the console, by clicking on “Get a Console Walkthrough“.

3. Complete the process by following the on-screen instructions. This will create the IAM Role & Policy necessary for the management of resources on your behalf.

Step 4 should be automated by the CFN stack, you should find your console ready for use once the stack has been created.