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Before you begin

Before you can create an elastic cluster, verify that you have the requirements to set up an environment on your cloud platform.
Verify the following items:

Verify privileges in your organization

Verify that you are assigned the correct privileges for elastic configurations in your organization.
Privileges for elastic configurations provide you varying access levels to the Elastic Clusters page in Administrator as well as Monitor.
You must have at least the read privilege to view the elastic configurations and to monitor the elastic clusters.

Verify AWS subscriptions

Verify that you have the necessary AWS subscriptions to create an elastic cluster in an AWS environment.
You must be subscribed to the following services:
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Amazon EC2 instances are launched to host an elastic cluster. One Amazon EC2 instance hosts the master node, and additional instances host the worker nodes.
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
An elastic cluster is staged in Amazon S3 buckets. Amazon S3 is also used to store logs that are generated for elastic jobs.
Amazon Elastic Block Service (Amazon EBS)
Amazon EBS volumes are attached to Amazon EC2 instances as local storage. The local storage is used to store information that the Serverless Spark engine needs to run elastic jobs. For example, local storage is used to store the content of the Spark image. The Spark engine also requires local storage to process data logic and to persist data during processing.
Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (Amazon ELB)
A load balancer accepts incoming elastic jobs from a Secure Agent and provides an entry point for the jobs to an elastic cluster.
Amazon Route 53
Nodes in an elastic cluster communicate information with other nodes in the same cluster using Route 53.

Verify connections

Verify that you have configured at least one of the following connection types:
For more information about each connection, see the help for the appropriate connector.
Note: You cannot process a data source from different cloud platform. For example, you cannot process an ADLS Gen2 data source on an elastic cluster in an AWS environment.