Create a BYOC Cluster on AWS

To create a Redpanda cluster in your virtual private cloud (VPC), log in to Redpanda Cloud.

Create a BYOC cluster

  1. On the Clusters page, click Create cluster, then click Create BYOC cluster.

  2. Enter a cluster name, then select the namespace, provider (AWS), region, availability zone type (single AZ or multi AZ) and zones, tier, and Redpanda version.

    • If you plan to create a private network in your own VPC, select the region where your VPC is located.

    • Three availability zones provide two backups in case one availability zone goes down.

    Optionally, click Advanced settings to specify up to five key-value custom tags. After the cluster is created, the tags are applied to all AWS resources associated with this cluster. For more information, see the AWS documentation.

  3. Click Next.

  4. On the Network page, enter the connection type: either Public or Private. For BYOC clusters, Private is best-practice.

    • Your network name is used to identify this network.

    • For a CIDR range, choose one that does not overlap with your existing VPCs or your Redpanda network.

  5. Click Next.

  6. On the Deploy page, follow the steps to log in to Redpanda Cloud and deploy the agent.

    As part of agent deployment, Redpanda assigns the permission required to run the agent. For details about these permissions, see AWS IAM policies.