Quick-Launch AWS EC2 installation for HiveMQ 4.12.0
Deploy a HiveMQ 4.12.0 trial instance with ease on AWS EC2 by using our pre-built AMIs. This convenient installation sets up a fully operational HiveMQ AWS EC2 instance with the sizing of your choice on your AWS account. You do not need to provide any AWS credentials for this installation, as this triggers the standard EC2 AWS web console dialog in your web browser and no data is transmitted to us.
1. Choose AMI
Please choose a region you want to deploy your HiveMQ instance to.
2. Choose an instance type
The first step is to choose an appropriate instance size for your EC2 instance.
In order to fulfill the minimum requirements for HiveMQ, please use a
3. Configure instance details
Now you need to configure your instance details. Typically you can use the defaults here.
4. Add Storage
The storage configuration should not be below
20GB and more than
100GB are recommended for production deployments.
5. Add Tags
Tags are optional but are useful for adding metadata to your instance. You can add a
Name tag so you can identify the launched instance at a later point of time within your AWS web console.
6. Configure Security Groups
In order to make your HiveMQ instance accessible to your MQTT clients, it's important to expose the port
1883. If you want to have it accessible over the Internet, you should use the
Source. In order to access the HiveMQ Control Center, please configure port
8080 in your security group. If you want SSH access to your machine, make sure to also add a SSH rule.
Please make sure that the HiveMQ Control Center port
8080 and port 22 are only accessible from your IP address or trusted IP addresses. They should never be accessible over the Internet.
7. Launch AMI and try out
Now you are ready to launch the AMI. Click the blue
Launch button and wait for the EC2 instance to launch. This typically takes a few minutes.
Navigate to your EC2 Instance Overview and find the address of your newly spawned EC2 instance with HiveMQ.
8. Try out
Navigate with your browser to
http://YOURIP:8080 (use the address you found in step 7.) and open the HiveMQ Control Center. If the HiveMQ Control Center is available, HiveMQ is up and running.
You can login with the default credentials (user:
Any MQTT client can be connected to HiveMQ on port
9. Your next step
Ready for the next step? Get your evaluation license which allows you to try out HiveMQ with up to millions of MQTT connections and thousands of MQTT messages per second on AWS. Contact a HiveMQ expert today and get the best out of your HiveMQ deployment.