Install and Configure Wowza Streaming Engine BYOL Pro Edition for Amazon EC2


Find out how to deploy the Wowza Streaming Engine™ software using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Benefit from an elastic and scalable way to deliver high-quality streams across the world.

Amazon EC2 provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud by virtualizing computing resources. With a reliable infrastructure and simple interface, it’s designed to make cloud computing a snap for developers like you.

Accommodate an expanding audience by combining Wowza with Amazon Web Services. Create your own streaming workflow and optimize viewer experience. Watch the video to learn more.

Full Video Transcript:

Justin Miller:

Amazon EC2 is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. In this video, we’re going to quickly install and configure Wowza Streaming Engine on Amazon EC2 using a trial license. You’ll need an AWS account to get started. We’ll begin by first selecting the region to run the instance. Once it’s selected, we can then launch the instance. Using AWS Marketplace, run a search for Wowza. From here, we’ll implement the second option listed so we can apply our trial license. This is called BYOL, or Bring Your Own License Pro Edition. It’s great for when you need a monthly license or have a high volume of traffic. We’ll select this option, and then we can choose the type of instance. There are varying combinations of CPU, memory, storage, and network capacity. Choose what works best for you. Generally, we recommend the m4.large.

The next steps are automatically populated with the best recommended settings, so you can go straight to review and launch. At this point, you can review and edit any settings before you launch. The last thing you’ll need to do is create a key pair. You’ll need this to connect your instance through a secure shell. I suggest you download the key pair since you won’t be able to do it again once it’s been created. Launch the instance, and in just a minute it’ll be up and running.

Let’s take a quick look at the instance and its details. With it running, we can now access the Wowza Streaming Engine. You’ll need the public IP address and instance ID in the details to do this. In a new browser window, go to the public IP address, port 8088/enginemanager. If everything’s up and running, you’ll see the welcome screen. You can click Next or Skip Intro and go straight to Sign In. By default, the username is Wowza, with the password being your instance ID. Once you’ve signed in, you’ll see your Wowza Streaming Engine status with connection and usage information. You may notice right off the bat that none of the features have been licensed. This is because we haven’t entered the trial license yet. Go under Server, and here you’ll see where the license key needs to be added. To add it, click Edit, enter your license information, and when you’re done click Save.

You’ll still need to restart the Wowza Streaming Engine before you see the changes take effect, but once restarted, you’ll see the license info with expiration date, as well as all features available.

Hey, it’s time to start streaming. When you’re ready to purchase, just use the buy now and follow the same steps to enter the new license info into Wowza Streaming Engine. That’s all from Wowza. Thanks for watching.

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