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Desktop Companion - AWS Measuring Agents

Launch and terminate AWS based Measuring Agents and manage their registration with the RealLoad portal.

The AWS tab allows you to manage cloud based Measuring Agents by using your own AWS account. This section of the application will be of most use if you configured AWS credentials in the preferences section of the application.

If no AWS credentials are configured, you won’t be able to start and terminate AWS instances.

Listing AMIs

In the left pane you’ll see a list of available AWS AMIs. You can further filter the list of AMIs by selecting a specific version and/or by selecting an AWS region.


  • MA = Measuring Agent
  • CC = Cluster Controller

Launching an Instance

To launch an new EC2 instance right-click on the relevant AMI and select “Launch”. A screen to confirm the launch will be displayed. Confirm by clicking on the “Launch” button.

When launching an instance in an AWS EC2 region that is not yet part of your “My Regions” list, the region will be automatically added to the list.

Launching a new instance will automatically trigger a refresh of the AWS Measuring Agents list. It might take a few second for the list to update and the new instance to be reflected in it.

A window will appear in which you can check the configuration of the instance and set the instance auto-terminate time period. You can also choose a value of zero for the auto-terminate time period, which means that the instance will continue to run until you stop it.

Listing running EC2 Instances

After launching an instance go to the top right part of the window listing the running instances and right click on “Refresh”. This will retrieve all running EC2 instances from the preferred AWS regions and display them in the table.

Registering an Instance

To register an AWS instance with the RealLoad wait Portal right-click on the instance and then select the “Register with portal” menu item. The instance ID will be used as the description in the RealLoad Portal.

List registered Instances

In the right bottom part of the window you’ll see the Measuring Agents currently registered on the RealLoad Portal. To update the list right click and select the “Refresh” option.

De-register an Instance

In order to de-register an instance from the RealLoad Portal right click on the instance name and select “De-register”.

Terminate an Instance

To terminate an AWS EC2 instance right click on the instance name.