Build and deliver state-of-the-art learning experiences with NTER

Develop your own learning resources while amplifying what you have to offer with NTER's network of high-quality courses and content. NTER provides a full set of tools that include course authoring, student testing and tracking. Use the full power of simulations to convey complex concepts and difficult skills and test those skills in simulated experiences that closely resemble real world environments. NTER supports KUDA for 3D content creation.

What you'll need

NTER Hub runs in the cloud using Amazon Web Services. In order to use NTER Hub, you will need to

  • Sign Up for AWS (view instructions)
    Creating an AWS Account
    1. In a browser, navigate to the AWS Portal and press the Sign Up Now button to begin the registration process.

      Screenshot of the Sign Up button on the AWS homepage
    2. On the Sign In or Create an AWS Account page, enter your email address and select the I am a new user radio button and press the Sign in using our secure server button.

      Screenshot of the Amazon sign in page
    3. On the Login Credentials page, enter your full name and password and press the Continue button.

      Screenshot of the create account page
    4. On the Contact Information page, enter the required information and agree to the Amazon Web Services Customer Agreement and press the Create Account and Continue button.

      Screenshot of the contact information page
    5. On the Payment Information page, enter the required information and press the Continue button.

      Screenshot of the payment information page
    6. On the Identity Verification page, enter the required information and press the Call Me Now button.

      Screenshot of the first identity information screen with phone number entry and the 'call me now' button

      You will receive an automated call from AWS and will be required to enter the PIN that is displayed after the Call Me Now button is pressed.

      Screenshot of the second identity information screen with the pin that should be given when you receive the automated phone call from Amazon

      Once the call is completed, press the Continue button to continue.

    7. You will now receive a Welcome to Amazon Web Services email from AWS once your account has been activated.

      Screenshot of the welcome message
  • Create a new Power User on your AWS account and get your access keys (view instructions)
    Creating an AWS Power User account
    1. Navigate to the Identity and Access Management (IAM) tab in the AWS Management Console. You may be asked to sign in. If so, then enter your email address, select the I am a returning user and my password is radio button, enter your password, and press the Sign in using our secure server button.

      Screenshot of the sign in page with 'I am a returning user' selected
      Screenshot of the IAM tab selected in the AWS Management Console
    2. To create a User, click on the Users link under the Details section and then press the Create User button.

      Screenshot of the IAM dashboard with the Create User button
    3. In the first field, enter a User Name. The example uses “nter-hub”, but any name will suffice., Make sure that the Generate an access key for each user option is checked. Press the Create button.

      Screenshot of the create user form with the 'Generate access key' box checked
    4. Either click the Show User Security Credentials link and copy and paste the Access Key Id and the Secret Access Key or download the comma-delimited (CSV) file by pressing the Download Credentials button. After capturing the User Name, Access Key Id and Secret Access Key, press the Close Window button.

      Screenshot of the success page after creating a new user

      If you do not obtain your Secret Access Key now, you will have to create a new one later by pressing the Manage Access Keys button on the user's Security Credentials tab.

    5. Find the newly created user in the Users list and select the check box associated with that user. This will cause information about the user to be displayed in the windowpane, just below the Users list.

      In the User information windowpane, select the Permissions tab.

      Screenshot of the list of users on an Amazon account with on user selected the user's permissions tab showing
    6. Click the Attach User Policy button. In pop-up dialog, select the Select Policy Template radio button and press the Select button associated with the Power User Access policy template.

      Screenshot of the set permissions dialog with policy templates
    7. On the Edit Permissions screen, accept the defaults and press the Apply Policy button to associate the Power User Policy with the nter-hub user.

      Screenshot of the edit permissions dialog

      If at any point you wish to revoke the ability for the NTER Hub to launch and configure virtual appliances on your behalf, then you can remove the Power User Policy from the nter-hub user or delete the hub user altogether.

  • Note that it will take approximately 15-25 min for your new server to download and install the NTER software.
  • Create the hostnames you want to assign to your new servers with your DNS manager (usually AWS Route53).
  • Elastic IPs (EIP) will be automatically created and assigned to each of your servers.
  • As soon as the servers are created, go to your AWS EC2 console, find the EIP associated with each server and update the DNS A record for each hostname created above (usually this can be completed in AWS Route53 if Route53 is managing DNS for your hostnames).
  • Then you can login via 'ssh root@your_server_name' and use the password you entered when creating the server.

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