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Tips: IAM role for launching AWS spot instance

On AWS, here's a quick tip on getting the right IAM policies for Cloudera Director to take advantage of provisioning EC2 spot instance. With the spot instance pricing, you only pay for a fraction (~80%) of the comparable on-demand price. Applicable to many use cases!

 

Add the following policies to the Director IAM role:

 

"ec2:RequestSpotInstances",
"ec2:DescribeSpotInstanceRequests", 
"ec2:RequestSpotInstances"

The Documentation suggested IAM policy is provided here: https://www.cloudera.com/documentation/director/latest/topics/director_iam_methods.html

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