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A VPC is a private, isolated section of the AWS cloud that can be set up in a variety of configurations. To create your VPC, log into the AWS console with your AWS credentials, and expand All Services (if not already open). Scroll down to Networking and Content Delivery, and select VPC.
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  1. From the VPC Dashboard, click on Start Launch VPC Wizard.
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  2. Select VPC with Public and Private Subnets as the configuration scenario.

  3. Click on Select. The Create an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud screen is displayed.

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    Note: Private subnet instances access the Internet via a Network Address Translation (NAT) instance in the public subnet. (Hourly charges for NAT instances apply.) 

    Note: You may not require NAT setup if setting up a Private instance using Virtual IPs. While not required for Private instances, there are some organization specific instances where set up of NAT is relevant. 

  4. Configure the IP CIDR block, Public and Private Subnets, and all other settings as appropriate. In this guide's example, the VPC will be used for configuration procedures.

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    Configuration Best Practices to Consider Now:

    • Select different availability zones when configuring the subnets for the greatest level of VPC redundancy.
    • Select the proper instance type for intended usage, including anticipated networking and storage needs.
    • Select a valid Key Pair that is secured and available for use.

  5. Click on Create VPC. AWS will create the VPC with the Public and Private subnets. 
    Note: If a NAT instance is not required for the local SoftNAS Cloud® deployment, delete the NAT instance and release any assigned Elastic IPs. Amazon hourly charges apply to NAT instances.