Spot by NetApp Elastigroup on AWS

Partner Solution Deployment Guide


December 2022
Karan Shetty, Zak Harabedian, Yarden Kesari, and Ofer Levy, Spot by NetApp
Maya Flores, AWS Partner team
Troy Ameigh, AWS Integration & Automation team

Refer to the GitHub repository to view source files, report bugs, submit feature ideas, and post feedback about this Partner Solution. To comment on the documentation, refer to Feedback.

This Partner Solution was created by Spot by NetApp in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Partner Solutions are automated reference deployments that help people deploy popular technologies on AWS according to AWS best practices. If you’re unfamiliar with AWS Partner Solutions, refer to the AWS Partner Solution General Information Guide.


This Partner Solution deploys Spot by NetApp Elastigroup on the AWS Cloud. This guide covers the steps necessary to deploy this Partner Solution.

For additional information about product features, refer to Elastigroup Features.

Costs and licenses

There is no cost to use this Partner Solution, but you’ll be billed for any AWS services or resources that this Partner Solution deploys. For more information, refer to the AWS Partner Solution General Information Guide.

Spot by NetApp Elastigroup has a free tier available. For more information, refer to Spot Pricing.


Deploying this Partner Solution with default parameters builds the following Spot Elastigroup environment in the AWS Cloud.

Figure 1. Partner Solution architecture for Spot Elastigroup on AWS

As shown in Figure 1, this Partner Solution sets up the following:

  • A highly available architecture that spans three Availability Zones.

  • A virtual private cloud (VPC) configured with public subnets, according to AWS best practices, to provide you with your own virtual network on AWS.

  • An Application Load Balancer configured with Elastigroup Intelligent Traffic Flow (ITF) and predictive auto scaling.

  • Elastigroup is deployed to Amazon EC2 instances.

Deployment options

This Partner Solution provides the following deployment options:

  • Deploy Spot Elastigroup into a new VPC. This option builds a new AWS environment that consists of a new VPC, public subnets, Application Load Balancer, Spot Elastigroup, and other infrastructure components. It then deploys Spot Elastigroup into this new VPC with predictive auto scaling and ITF enabled.

  • Deploy Spot Elastigroup into an existing VPC. This option provisions Spot Elastigroup in your existing AWS infrastructure.

This Partner Solution provides separate templates for these options. It also lets you configure instance types, Application Load Balancer, security groups, key pair, and VPC-related settings.

Predeployment steps

(Required) Create a Spot account and token:

  • Follow the guide to create a Spot account at Sign Up. Connect your AWS account to the Spot account. Use the AWS account that’s used for all the resources being deployed by the AWS CloudFormation.

  • Get your spot account ID from the account settings in your console.

  • Create a personal token to deploy Spot by NetApp Elastigroup in the created account. For more information, refer to Create an API Token.

(Optional) Create a key pair:

Deployment steps

  1. Sign in to your AWS account, and launch this Partner Solution, as described under Deployment options. The AWS CloudFormation console opens with a prepopulated template.

  2. Choose the correct AWS Region, and then choose Next.

  3. On the Create stack page, keep the default setting for the template URL, and then choose Next.

  4. On the Specify stack details page, change the stack name if needed. Review the parameters for the template. Provide values for the parameters that require input. For all other parameters, review the default settings and customize them as necessary. When you finish reviewing and customizing the parameters, choose Next.

    Unless you’re customizing the Partner Solution templates or are instructed otherwise in this guide’s Predeployment section, don’t change the default settings for the following parameters: QSS3BucketName, QSS3BucketRegion, and QSS3KeyPrefix. Changing the values of these parameters will modify code references that point to the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket name and key prefix. For more information, refer to the AWS Partner Solutions Contributor’s Guide.
  5. On the Configure stack options page, you can specify tags (key-value pairs) for resources in your stack and set advanced options. When you finish, choose Next.

  6. On the Review page, review and confirm the template settings. Under Capabilities, select all of the check boxes to acknowledge that the template creates AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) resources that might require the ability to automatically expand macros.

  7. Choose Create stack. The stack takes about 10 minutes to deploy.

  8. Monitor the stack’s status, and when the status is CREATE_COMPLETE, the Spot by NetApp Elastigroup deployment is ready.

  9. To view the created resources, choose the Outputs tab.

Postdeployment steps

Log in to the Spot Console to view the deployed Spot by NetApp Elastigroup and dashboards. Use the following resources to better understand Spot by NetApp Elastigroup features:


For troubleshooting common Partner Solution issues, refer to the AWS Partner Solution General Information Guide and Troubleshooting CloudFormation.

For troubleshooting Spot by NetApp Elastigroup, reach out to our support team using the live chat option within the Spot console or email

Customer responsibility

After you deploy a Partner Solution, confirm that your resources and services are updated and configured—including any required patches—to meet your security and other needs. For more information, refer to the Shared Responsibility Model.


To submit feature ideas and report bugs, use the Issues section of the GitHub repository for this Partner Solution. To submit code, refer to the Partner Solution Contributor’s Guide. To submit feedback on this deployment guide, use the following GitHub links:


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