Nova integrates with Amazon AWS to deploy EC2 instances, and provide service discovery for backends.


AWS backends support service discovery on EC2 Instances by AMI ID. This is especially useful when you have an autoscaled AMI and need the load balancer to monitor how many systems are running.

Connecting to AWS

  1. Visit Security Credentialsopen in new window and select "Access Keys (access key ID and secret access key".
  2. Click "Create New Access Key" and take the Key ID and Secret Key to use when adding the cloud in Nova.
  3. Make sure to select the right AWS Region for your Instances.

You can add multiple AWS accounts if needed with Nova, allowing you to connect to different tenants or to add multiple AWS Regions.