Connecting your AWS cloud


Before connecting your cloud, ensure that you are assigned the following AWS managed policies (or an equivalent custom policy granting full access to resources):

  • arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/IAMFullAccess

  • arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/ServiceQuotasFullAccess

To connect your cloud


If you are using Cloud Shell, add the ./ prefix to the biganimal command (./biganimal).

Perform the following steps:

  1. Open the AWS Cloud Shell in your browser.

  2. Create a BigAnimal CLI credential:

    biganimal create-credential --name <cred> --address --port 443
  3. Run the setup-csp command to set up your cloud provider:

    biganimal setup-csp 

    The command checks for cloud account readiness and displays the results.

  4. If the following readiness checks are not met for your cloud service provider, see Configure your AWS account to manually configure your cloud:

    • Is the AWS CLI configured to access your AWS account?

    • Is the limit on the number of vCPUs and Network Load Balancers (NLBs) in your region sufficient for your clusters?

  5. If the cloud readiness checks pass, your cloud account is successfully set up. Connect your cloud account to BigAnimal with following command.

    biganimal connect-csp --provider aws --project <project-name>

    Once your cloud account is successfully connected to BigAnimal, you, and other users with the correct permissions, can create clusters.