For the 2nd time in 24 hours, our Web Production and Database Server is failing to boot. Installed IIS7 and MSSQL 2008 R2 - running asp.net and legacy classic asp applications.
The initial failure was apparently due to with a pagefile size error - these boot errors were viewable in the system logs after mounting the volume from said instance onto another existing instance, and viewing through event viewer. Microsoft said there was a hotfix available. Fresh server re-image, Hotfix applied, all various system config done = a few reboots and 8 hours later no errors.
... until the 2nd failure happened after a simple reboot. And viewing the event logs in the same way as previously, we are none the wiser to why this instance (which is practically identical to our other EC2 instances - except for the classic asp applications) is refusing to boot up. No security, system, application, or any other errors to speak off.
So the broad question is: How can we find out what the h*ll has happened: can someone suggest where to look in the recovered volume for startup errors etc?
2nd question: any bright ideas for getting it working again? We notice that "Get System Log" option in Amazon interface just results in a blank screen
Many Thanks Brett