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ZCA 7.5 Install Or Upgrade Fails For “There Is No IAM Role Attached To This Instance”

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Root Cause

There is no IAM Role attached to the ZCA.


When attempting to upgrade or install a ZCA in AWS running 7.5, the following error is presented:

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1) Login to the AWS Portal.
2) Open the EC2 Dashboard.
3) Right click on the ZCA EC2 instance.
4) Select Instance Settings -> Attach/Replace IAM Role.
5) Follow the wizard to attach the necessary IAM Role.
6) If no IAM Roles exist, follow the steps to create an IAM Role with the necessary permissions as outlined starting on Page 9 of the Zerto Installation Guide for AWS.