Before we start our very first instance, we are going to create a security group that you will use to secure your instance. The security groups that your instance is a part of cannot be changed after your instance is started, so we will need to create this first.
To create a basic security group, click on the Security Groups link in the left-hand Navigation pane, and then click on the Create Security Group button in the toolbar of the Security Groups pane on the right, then enter a Name and a Description.
For your first security group, we will be creating a group whose sole purpose is to secure communications from your enterprise, directly to AWS. Type in "
migrate_to_aws" as the Security Group Name and "
connection" as the Description. To find your enterprise's external IP address, you will need to either talk to your network administrator, or alternatively you can use an external service such as http://whatismyipaddress.com...