Automated Install Instructions

These instructions will take you through preparing for an automated install of Clearwater using Chef. For a high level look at the install process, and a discussion of the various install methods, see Installation Instructions. The automated install is the suggested method for installing a large-scale deployment of Clearwater. It can also be used to install an all-in-one node.

The automated install is only supported for deployments running in Amazon’s EC2 cloud, where DNS is being provided by Amazon’s Route53 service. If your proposed deployment doesn’t meet these requirements, you should use the Manual Install instructions instead.

The Install Process

The automated install system is made up of two phases:

  • A series of steps that need to be performed once, before any deployment is created.
  • A simpler set of instructions that will actually create the deployment.

Once the first phase has been completed, multiple deployments (of various sizes) can be created by repeating the second phase multiple times.

The first phase:

The second phase:

  • Creating a deployment environment
  • The automated install supports the existence and management of multiple deployments simultaneously, each deployment lives in an environment to keep them separate.
  • Creating the deployment
  • Actually provisioning the servers, installing the Clearwater software and configuring DNS.

Next steps

Once you’ve followed the instructions above, your Clearwater deployment is ready for use. Be aware that the newly created DNS entries may take some time to propagate fully through your network and until propagation is complete, your deployment may not function correctly. This propagation usually takes no more than 5 minutes.

To test the deployment, you can try making some real calls, or run the provided live test framework.