MidVision RapidDeploy for Database on Windows on AWS

Amazon EC2 Installation guide

1. Overview

This guide will provide step by step instruction on how to start using the installed products on your AWS EC2 instance.

This AMI contains a ready-to-run MidVision RapidDeploy for Database Server (Win) on AWS base image at the selected version.

In order to use this image, you need to launch it with your selected type and log in using remote desktop.

Visit the MidVision RapidDeploy for Database Server (Win) pages on the AWS Marketplace

2. Launching an instance

In order to launch MidVision RapidDeploy for Database Server on Windows, a few settings need to be configured on the AWS console as follows. The instructions for launching an instance differ depending on where you launch from. Initially, you will launch the instance from the AWS Marketplace.


 3. Initial login and setup

The products are shipped without any initial configuration so you can create your own databases and configure it to meet your requirements. 

Once the instance has started up (you can see it by having ” 2/2 checks passed ” in EC2 console).

  1. Log onto the instance using a remote desktop application:
    • From the EC2 console select the instance and click on the “Connect” button,  click on the “Get Password” button, browse and select the key pair .pem file, click on the “Decrypt Password” button, and use the generated password to connect to the instance using the desired remote desktop application. 


Remember you need to have the necessary rules in the Windows firewall to access the DB2 ports if necessary. In order to do this:

1. Open the tool “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security” in Windows

2. Select “Inbound rules

3. Click on “New Rule...

4. Select “Port” and click “Next

5. Select “TCP” and set the “Specific local ports” to the necessary specific port values, by default it should be something like “9090,50000“, and click “Next

6. You can leave the rest of the values by default on the following windows and assign a memorable name to the rule

4. Accessing the web consoles


Before you access web console you will need to run script to change the passwords into your unique  ‘[instance-id]‘ 

1. Create an empty file C:\firstrun.txt 

2. Open Powershell console

3. Go to “C:\rd\scripts”

4. Run changePasswords.ps1 script

Now your password for db2admin user and RapidDeploy web console is set to  ‘[instance-id]

4.1 Access the RapidDeploy Web Console

RapidDeploy server and agent will start up automatically when you start your instance. You can access the web console on:


Note: make sure you have port 9090 open in your Security group when trying to access RapidDeploy web console. You can log in with the administrative user ” mvadmin ” using your ‘[instance-id]‘ as password.

4.2 Access DB2 installation

You can find your DB2 installation under:


Note: During DB2 installation a new user ” db2admin ” has been created. Log in to the instance as Administrator first and the password for db2admin user will be automatically set to ‘[instance-id]

5. Maintaining the installation

The following sections cover some of the activities you might want to perform after the instance has been started.

For security reasons, you will need to change the default password (default value is ‘[instance-id]‘) for user mvadmin. You can change this password at any time by clicking the ‘mvadmin’ drop down in the top right hand corner and clicking ‘Change Password’.

6. Troubleshooting

6.1 Session loss during setup

If you lose the connection to the target instance during the first run setup script execution (e.g. as a result of a network problem), we advise you to delete and recreate the EC2 instance and run the script again.

6.3 Contacting MidVision support

Please visit our support website.