If you’re new to AWS Portal we recommend starting here. If you’re new to Deadline we recommend starting here.

Configuring AWS Portal

In this section, you will configure several settings that are required to use the AWS Portal.

We will only look at the most basic configuration options here. For information on other options, please see the AWS Portal Configuration Reference.

Prerequisites

Before starting this section, you should have:

Specify your Remote Connection Server

First, you must specify your Remote Connection Server (RCS). This setting is used by AWS Portal Link. It’s required so that the Deadline Workers running on AWS can connect to your local Deadline Repository, via AWS Portal Link and your RCS.

  1. Open the Deadline Monitor.
  2. Open the “Configure AWS Portal Settings” dialog.
  3. Change to the “Basic” tab.
  4. Change the “Connection Server” to the Remote Connection Server that you started earlier.
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Set your Asset Server IP

Next, you must specify the local IP address of the machine that is running the AWS Portal Asset Server. This setting is used by AWS Portal Link. It’s required so that the Deadline Workers running on AWS can access your access files, via AWS Portal Link and AWS Portal Asset Server.

  1. Open the Deadline Monitor.
  2. Enter Super User Mode (Tools menu → Super User Mode).
  3. Open the Asset Server Settings dialog (Tools Menu → Configure Asset Server).
  4. Set the “Asset Server Local IP Address” to the local IP Address of the machine running the Asset Server.

To determine the IP address, follow the instructions in “How to Find Your Local IP Address” on the machine that is running the AWS Portal Asset Server.

If you will only submit Deadline jobs from the same machine that is running the AWS Portal Asset Server, then you can use the IP address 127.0.0.1.

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Next Step

Now you’re done the basic configuration that’s necessary to run AWS Portal.

Next, you’ll need to configure software licenses for your AWS Portal Workers to use.

Or, if you’re using software that doesn’t require a license, you can jump ahead to using the AWS Portal.