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This section applies only to NIOS 7.2 release. The Paid NIOS model is not available for NIOS releases after 7.2.

You can obtain the Infoblox vNIOS for AWS AMI directly from the AWS Marketplace and use the pay-as-you-go pricing model to launch instances of the vNIOS for AWS.

This section describes the procedure you use to launch and provision Infoblox vNIOS for AWS using the Paid NIOS licensing model. It provides the complete sequence of procedures you perform to provision a new Infoblox vNIOS for AWS instance in AWS.

When you use the Paid NIOS model, the vNIOS for AWS comes pre-installed with the following permanent licenses: vNIOS, Enterprise, DNS, and CNA (Cloud Network Automation). As long as the virtual appliance is up and running, you can use the NIOS features that these licenses provide. Note that the CNA license is active only when the virtual appliance is configured as the Grid Master; the license has no effect on Grid members. Paid NIOS uses a one-price model, in which you pay the same price regardless of whether you configure the virtual appliance as the Grid Master or as a member. For supported vNIOS models, see Infoblox vNIOS for AWS AMI Virtual Appliance Models.

You may also use the BYOL licensing model or Elastic Scaling (dynamic licenses) to provision and configure vNIOS instances in the AWS VPC. For more information about these licensing models, see Provisioning vNIOS for AWS Using the BYOL Model and Provisioning Infoblox vNIOS for AWS using Elastic Scaling.


You cannot combine BYOL and Paid NIOS licenses on the same vNIOS member, but you can have a mix of BYOL and Paid NIOS licenses in the same Grid.

To obtain vNIOS for AWS using Paid NIOS:

  1. Log in to the AWS Marketplace using your chosen AWS account.
  2. Search the AWS Marketplace by entering "infoblox." The vNIOS for AWS listing appears in the search results.
  3. Select the vNIOS for AWS appliance model you want to provision by clicking the appliance title.
  4. Review the product details and click Continue.
  5. On the Launch on EC2 page, select 1-click Launch.

When you select 1-click Launch, you will be installing the vNIOS for AWS with pre-installed licenses, and you will be charged based on the size of the EC2 instance type for the vNIOS model. You can configure the following parameters before you launch the vNIOS for AWS instance:

    • Version: This field displays the NIOS version that is supported for the virtual appliance. You might or might not be able to select a different NIOS version from the drop-down list.
    • Region: Expand this parameter and select the region you want to deploy the vNIOS instance. Note that the selected region might affect your monthly charges.
    • EC2 InstanceType: This parameter displays the EC2 instance type for the vNIOS instance. Review the memory, CPU, and storage to ensure that this vNIOS model fits your business needs.
    • VPC Settings: Expand this parameter and select the VPC and subnets in which you want to deploy the vNIOS for AWS instance.
    • Security Group: A security group acts as a firewall that controls the traffic allowed to reach one or more instances. You can select an existing security group for this deployment or create a new one. For more information, see Defining an AWS Instance Security Group.
    • Key Pair: To ensure that no one else has access to the vNIOS for AWS instance, select an EC2 key pair that the vNIOS instance uses when it is launched in the EC2.

If you select Manual Launch, you will receive a confirmation email about your subscription and details about how to launch the vNIOS instance through the EC2 console or API.

6. Review details of your settings and subscription, and then click Launch with 1-click.

7. Perform additional tasks for the vNIOS for AWS configuration to ensure that the virtual appliance is functioning properly. For information, see Additional Configuration for vNIOS for AWS.

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