To setup Segmind cluster on your AWS account, you first need to create an IAM user to give Segmind programatic access to create and manage the cluster. It is detailed out step by step below.
Navigate to IAM Management Console. Click "Add User". Create a user with name segmind. Enable only "Access key - Programmatic access". Click "Next: Permissions" to continue.
On "Add user" page, select "Attach existing policies directly" and click on "Create policy" under it.
Cluster create (and update) policy
This policy gives segmind access to create new resources on your behalf. All the resources are tagged, so they can be accessed and managed via another policy (runtime policy). You can name this policy "segmind-create".
This policy restrics the access to resources created by Segmind. That is more restrictive and minimizes changes because of unintended actions. You can name this policy "segmind-runtime".
Make sure you remove/detach the "create" policy once the setup is done. This minimizes changes because of unintended actions and keeps your account safe.
Copy-paste the access and secret key and choose the right configuration for your team to create the cluster and other resources.
Your cluster should be created within 15-20 minutes. You can check the status of the creation on the clusters tab. The status will change to "Available" once it is ready for use. If the creation fails, the status changes to "failed". There might be multiple reasons why creation might fail, including service quota issues and other rate limits. Please contact us if your cluster creation fails to know more about the reason.
To update the cluster, ie. add/remove node groups, change min/max nodes, etc, please attach the "segmind-create" JSON policy via AWS console and hit on update button from Segmind's cluster page to initiate an update.