A.5 Setting Up an Elastic IP Address

An Elastic IP address is a public IP address that allows you to access this virtual machine via the public Internet.

  1. Continuing in the Amazon Web Services console, in the left pane under Networking and Security, click Elastic IPs.

  2. Click Allocate New Address, then click Yes, allocate.

    A newly assigned public IP address appears in the list. Keep a record of this IP address.

  3. Select the check box next to the new IP address, then click Associate.

  4. Select the instance ID for the openSUSE Linux VM (the currently running AMI instance), then click Associate.

  5. Continue with Section A.6, Creating an Elastic Block Store Volume.