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Steps 1 and 2: Select an AMI and Instance Type

To begin the instance launch process, you must select a Q-Cloud Protect Amazon Machine Image (AMI) on the AWS Marketplace. Quantum offers two sizes of the Q-Cloud Protect AMI. Select the size that best meets your minimum storage requirements.

AMI Type

Instance Type

Q-Cloud Protect 1 TB to 20 TB of storage capacity

m3.xlarge or m4.xlarge

Q-Cloud Protect 1 TB to 90 TB of storage capacity

m3.2xlarge or m4.2xlarge

Initiate Software Launch

After selecting the AMI, you will need to do the following to initiate the Launch process:

  1. Select a subscription type.
  2. Accept product terms.
  3. Manually launch the AMI.
  4. Select the appropriate instance type based on your selected AMI.

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