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There's one more step required to get to a status screen for your running EC2 instances: in the EC2 dashboard, click the Instances link along the left bav bar.
In the instances screen, select your instance from the top grid. As soon as you do, details about your instance appear below. One such detail is the instance's Internet host name, which you can select and copy. Once the status of your instance is "running," you're ready to connect to the cluster and start using it.
Enter host name
If you're on Windows, you'll want to download, install and then run PuTTY, the de facto SSH (Secure SHell) client for that OS. Once it's running, paste your instance's host name into the Host Name field in the PuTTY Configuration screen.