Perforce Helix Core is the version control system trusted to help teams accelerate, even as they build more complex products. It’s used by:

19 of the top 20 AAA game dev companies

9 of the 10 top semiconductor companies


Why? Helix Core handles everything. It tracks and manages changes to your source code, digital assets, and large binary files. You can manage 10s of thousands of users. 10s of millions of daily transactions, 100s of terabytes of data. And more.

Combining Helix Core with AWS helps teams get the most out of their version control. This combo delivers files and feedback fast.

In this video we’ll show you how to install Helix Core on AWS.

Start by logging into your AWS console. If you haven’t set up an account, you’ll need a credit card. But don’t worry, you can try Helix Core free for up to five users and 20 workspaces.

Navigate to the Perforce Helix Core Amazon Machine Image. This AMI is what makes set up easy.

You’ll need to subscribe first. Then continue to configuration to start setting up your virtual machine.

You can keep the delivery methods and software versions as the defaults. The region will automatically update to your nearest data center.

Click continue to launch. You’ll see here the monthly estimate for the AMI. Your EC2 determines your OS and storage options. We recommend this for production level workloads with large files. But don’t worry, with AWS you can change this at any time. For this video, we will be selecting the free t2.micro EC2. You can select this option for evaluation.

Now you are ready to set up!

We are going to select launch from website. If you want to customize more settings, select launch through EC2.

For this installation we are going to select the free t2.micro instance type. We are going to keep VPC and subnet settings.

Then create a security group. Click Create New Based on Seller Settings.

Name your security group. Leave everything else. This means your instance is open to the entire internet. But don’t forget to come back and lock it down later.

Next, you will need to establish a key pair. This is critical. The keypair is used to access the new server. If you already have one, select it from the dropdown.

To create a one, click Create a key pair in EC2.

In the new window, click Create key pair. Enter a name. Select perm as your file format.

Select Add Tag. This will make it easier to find your instance in case you lose the keypair. Create a name and add in a description.

Now that you have successfully created a key pair. Go back to your AWS console. Refresh your key pair options and select.

Click Launch.

Now you have Helix Core running on your AWS instance.

It’s that easy!

Now we can connect to our instance via Helix Visual Client (P4V). Start by locating the IP address for your instance. You can find that on your EC2 console. Copy it.

Download and launch P4V. Copy in your IP address, colon, then 1666. The username will be root.

Use the default password, [email protected]

Now you are connected! Make sure to go back and update your sign-in information for both your instance and P4V to keep it secure.

Start accelerating your team. Try Helix Core on AWS free today!