Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) are disk images of an operating system used to launch AWS EC2 instances.

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Available Instance types for marketplace ami's

I based my autoscaling AMI's on the Turnkey Linux nginx AMI from the marketplace. I am now unable to select any of the newer generation instance types; for instance, my autoscaling uses m3.large type ...
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EC2 AMI instance store backup grub utility required

Working on backup of whole ec2 volume and image to upload to s3. Using RHEL7 and it internally uses Grub2 as bootloader. EC2 AMI tools requires grub legacy loader and I'm struck up in this loader. ...
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AWS opsworks build lifecycle and amazon linux

I've been using Opsworks recently and am really impressed by the GIT integration to deploy apps across my server estate. But I have a requirement due to an external library to use PHP 5.4 > The Amazon ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server HVM with EBS Free Tier AMI

I'm looking through the AWS Marketplace and Community AMI's to launch an instance on my newly registered free tier on Amazon. I'm very confused by the advertising of what's included in the free tier ...
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phpMyAdmin Error - The configuration file now needs a secret passphrase

I keep getting an error "The configuration file now needs a secret passphrase" after installation of phpmyadmin. I have set the passphrase and also followed the instruction presented on phpMyAdmin not ...
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Amazon Machine Image

I have a website running on the Singapore AWS servers. It is an EC2 instance and the website is built using django configured with Apache and MySQL. I took an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) of the ...
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EC2 instance initializing with only 1/2 check thus not able to login into my Linux server

Hello friends, Our EC2 instance is initializing with only " 1/2 checks passed " after I detached and reattached my volumes (I did it for some specific debugging purpose). Thus i am not able to login ...
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AWS t1 to t2 migration: Client.InstanceInitiatedShutdown on new t2 instance

I've had a Linux t1.micro running a small Apache/PHP/Postgresql website for a couple of years now (referred herein as "original instance"). Works like a charm. I wanted to migrate the site to the ...
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Enable the EPEL repository on AWS Elastic Beanstalk

I need to install some tools from the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux repository (EPEL) that are not available in the default repositories of the Amazon Linux AMI. /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo ...
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EC2 instance with partitions for /boot as ext4 and root / as lvm possible?

I've been playing about with this for a few days now. I haven't managed to find an example of someone running an EC2 instance with the root volume partitioned to have /boot on ext4 (or 3 or 2) and ...
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Why can't I SSH into a new EC2 instance I created from an AMI I generated?

I followed the procedures here: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/creating-an-ami-ebs.html with the exception that I did not shut down the original instance, just let AWS reboot it. ...
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Can I create local AMI file for future use on various cloud service?

Is it possible to locally create a single AMI file of say Debian Jessie and use it directly (or with little changes) on any AMI-compatible cloud service providers (eg. AWS, CloudStack, Digital Ocean ...
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Why no “System Restart Required” message after Amazon Linux kernel update?

I ran sudo yum update on an Amazon Linux instance and it updated the kernel. On other distos I've seen, this causes a message to appear when you login saying System Restart Required. Why don't I see ...
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cannot reach munin port on other AWS instance

2 AWS instances, in the same region but different availability zones, one is in regular EC2 and the other is in VPC, both have an Elastic IP, both are 64bit Amazon Linux AMI 2014.03.1. Both are ...
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Convert Windows Amazon EBS Instance backed to EBS

I've come across plenty of how-to's for this that deal with Linux (and back in 2010 when not all tools were available on the EC2 web interface) but none that deal with Windows (that work). I've tried ...
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https outbound connections work before creating AMI, but not on new instance using that AMI

On Amazon Web Services Launch an EC2 instance using Amazon Linux AMI 2014.03.1 - ami-fb8e9292 (64-bit) Run my ansible script to configure the server for baking into an AMI Run some Ruby that ...
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ec2-amazon instance can be accessed from outside avaibility zone? [duplicate]

My instance is created by my US based friend. I am handling it from India. Avaibility zone is - us-west-2c Can it be accessed from india? Currently when I access it from browser, it gives error ...
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Is there a mailing list or a programmatic way to determine a new Amazon EC2 AMI has been released?

We would like to ensure we are always running the latest version of the Amazon EC2 AMI to keep our OS running the latest security updates. Currently to determine the latest release we are scraping ...
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EC2 AMI Image from a running instance vs. from a snapshot taken from a running instance

I want to backup a Linux-based EC2 instance while it is running with no downtime, and then later on launch a new instance. (The instance is running a web server and Postgres database.) I found there ...
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Anyway to determine Amazon Machine Image (Creation Date)?

I am trying to see if anyone knows how to identify the creation date for Amazon Machine Image(s)? I have looked all through the documentation on the AWS site, and do not see anything. The only ...
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Yum won't reinstall PHP on Amazon Linux

Ultimately, this question is about Yum and the Amazon Linux AMI (see the end for that part), but first I'll give some background to how I got into my situation. I installed PHP from source I am ...
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How to create an Amazon AMI with HVM from scratch?

All the instructions I find online start with an existing AMI, but I would like to create an AMI from scratch using HVM instead of PV. Does anyone know the procedure for doing this?
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Difference between AWS Software Subscription and Launching a Custom AMI?

Amazon AWS seems to provide two methods of launching an instance of Ubuntu 12.04 that confuse me, one of them is the Software Marketplace the other method is by launching an AMI on the Ubuntu ...
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what device_mapping in ec2-bundle-vol parameters are for?

As per http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/CommandLineReference/CLTRG-ami-bundle-vol.html I expected "ec2-vol-bundle .... --block-device-mapping ...
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How do I create a instance store backed AMI, from EBS backed AMI?

I was on to task of creating a new CentOS 6.4 AMI and started with CentOS market place image. To my surprise I found that CentOS has only released AMI's with EBS backed stored and there is no instance ...
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Does EC2 need Xen kernel?

I am on to creating a new AMI image for CentOS 6.4. Until now I was on CentOS 5.6. I started with the CentOS market place image, and what I noticed is that it is running a regular kernel and not xen ...
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Migrating Eth0 Private IP to new instance in AWS

I have a Windows instance (m1.medium) running in a VPC in AWS with one Network Interface (eth0). I am trying to see if there is a way (or a workaround?) to migrate the private IP (IE: 10.80.78.0/24 ...
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Amazon EC2 - Can't connect to my Windows instance using a remote desktop client

Using Amazon EC2 I successfully launched a Windows Server 2012 instance. I was able to connect to it using a remote desktop client and configure it as needed. From the EC2 console I then selected ...
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Full Update to PHP5.5 on Amazon Linux

I have been trying to get LAMP install upgraded to PHP5.5, Apache 2.4, on Amazon Linux. Per this earlier question, Update PHP with yum on Amazon Linux, I thought I had it beat, but clearly that's not ...
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Ansible AWX AMI/EC2 default username and password

What is the default username/password on the AWX AMI for EC2? admin/password is not working.
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Run python script inside /etc/rc.local doesn't work

I modified /etc/rc.local on my Amazon AWS AMI #!/bin/sh touch /var/lock/subsys/local # setup hostname properly /usr/bin/python /root/automation/initSystem.py so last line calls Python script that ...
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Unable to login to Amazon AWS custom AMI using custom keypair

I have successfully made an AMI and able to launch instances from this image from my AWS account successfully. However, as soon as I try to launch an instance from this AMI from some other AWS account ...
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Point existing EBS to new EC2 instance

I have an EC2 instance running Ubuntu 11.04 with EBS attached, now I am planning to move to Amazon Linux AMI 2013.09.1 Can I just launch new instance and map existing EBS is that enough or is there ...
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SSH login fails for EC2 instances created from image of working EC2

I have a functioning EC2 instance with several users, some of whom are chrooted to their home directories, some of whom are ftp-only and have no shell access, etc... ec2-user is the main admin ...
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Created a new Instance from Ami but cannot connect Via ssh client

I had problems accessing my instance via ssh client and web browser, after i Re-booted it, and then i created a new instance with the Ami of the previous instance but still i could not access my ...
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libvirt on amazon linux?

I'm trying to setup LXC on Amazon Linux based ec2-instance. Libvirt is missing on amzn1 if I install with "yum install libvirt". However to compile them seems non trivial work. but before that, have I ...
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Launching new Elastic Beanstalk environment using Amazon Lunux AMI v2013.09 not working

I am starting from scratch to launch a new Elastic Beanstalk environment using 64-Bit Amazon Lunix AMI version 2013.09. It is for tomcat 7 non-legacy container. But after the environment is created ...
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How do I launch a new AWS Windows Server Instance in Japanese?

Using Amazon AWS EC2, I'm trying to launch a new instance of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with SQL Server 2012 Standard in Japanese. When I login the website is in English, and I'm not sure how to ...
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EC2 Update my existing AMI

I'm using Elastic Load Balancing to load balance my Auto Scaling Group, for that I have a private AMI that hold my application server (Tomcat) and my web app deployed to it as war ... Now everything ...
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The following from address failed on amazon linux ec-2 server with joomla 2.5.14

I have a form on joomla 2.5.14 submitting to an email address but when I try I get the following system error 'the following from address failed: email@email.com'. The site is hosted on amazon ec-2 ...
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Can't find my AWS shared AMI when trying to share with specific account

I followed the instructions to share my AMI with a specific account here: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/sharingamis-explicit.html I made sure the account number is correct, and ...
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How can I launch a vanilla non-marketplace open CentOS ami on Amazon EC2?

A while ago I did some research and launched a Centos 6.4 image from the Amazon Marketplace. It didn't have any fees (other than usage fees). That was working fine until I messed up a config file and ...
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User management strategy on AWS

I'd like to know some ways that is being used to manage shell accounts on EC2 instances. Specially when it grows into a large environment? Just having ec2-user isn't ideal. There has to be a ...
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What are the optimal Java Memory Settings for Railo 4.x / Tomcat 7? [duplicate]

I'm currently running Railo 4.0.4.001 final on an Amazon 64-bit Linux m1.medium cloud instance which has 3.75Gb of memory. My setenv.sh script is currently starting Railo / Tomcat with ... ...
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Apache won't stop

This is on an Amazon Linux instance (apparently based on CentOS 6) # service httpd restart Stopping httpd: [FAILED] Starting httpd: (98)Address already in ...
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To run python script when my Amazon instance boots up

Where should i place my script in amazon instance such that my script should run when my instance boots up? I tried placing it in rc.local but it didnt help. My script is about connecting to Amazon ...
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How to launch Micro EC2 instance from Small AMI

I have an AMI I created on a small EC2 instance. I've spent most of the night attempting to launch it on a Micro instance. It continually fails the Instance Status Checks. I'm attempting to launch ...
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How do I install Python 2.7.4 OR 3.3.1 on an Amazon AMI?

I have an EC2 instance running a standard AMI, and have exhausted the limit of my abilities with yum and similar avenues to update python to 2.7.4 or 3.3.1 for a library I need to use. Unfortunately, ...
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EC2 How To Boot from an EBS-backed AMI (ubuntu) as root device

After doing research, I have found there are many advantages to boot from an EBS-backed AMI rather than instance storage. I have a few questions related to this: What is the optimal size for an ...
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php-fpm or nginx capping out?

I'm using blitz.io to basically blast my site with traffic to see how my 'learning sysadmin' holds up under load. I realize this is as effective or relevant to real-world as a sledgehammer, but I ...