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

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Which is more cost effective: Amazon EC2 snapshot or AMI?

I have an EBS based Amazon EC2 instance (m4.xlarge) up and running. This one, say example has been in use for a while and is in a state that we would like to have for all our future instances. Which ...
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mod_xsendfile on AWS Elastic Beanstalk

I realize there's no yum package for mod_xsendfile (which is a huge bummer), so I'm wondering if it's at all possible to add it via an .ebextensions config given that it needs to be downloaded and ...
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Sendmail not forwarding mail for domains in /etc/mail/local-domain-hosts

First off, I have been using sendmail for about a week, and have a semi-working instance. This issue very well may be something simple/overlooked. I have an AMI server that is running sendmail and ...
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Why won't my IAM role show up when I'm trying to connect the Windows server to the Simple AD?

During the AWS creation wizard I get this: I've created an AMI role which should have the appropriate roles: But the IAM role doesn't show up? What step have I overlooked?
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How can I copy an AMI between regions in AWS?

We are having difficulty copying an AMI we have created in our California VPC to our Oregon VPC as the AKI and ARI are not available in Oregon. The AKI/ARI we are using in California are as follows. ...
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Immutable Infrastructure

I'm working on a cloud based solution architecture at the moment and want to take the approach of using an immutable server infrastructure (creating and then deploying new AMIs when updating software, ...
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How to configure HAProxy on Amazon Linux AMI with SSL/TLS Passthrough

I'm trying to configure an Amazon Linux AMI instance that has an Elastic IP to act as Proxy to a standalone backend server. I'm trying to do HTTPS TCP Passthrough only but I can't get it to work! ANY ...
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Amazon Linux cannot access nginx on port 80

I have installed nginx on my AMI by yum sudo yum install nginx And then, I open all port in my AMI security group All traffic - All - All - 0.0.0.0/0 And then, I start nginx by command sudo ...
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Is there any way to change the key pair on a windows ami in aws

The situation, I've inherited a windows infrastructure in AWS. The ami's were created with someone else's keypair who has now left the business. I have a requirement to remove those keys. The way I ...
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Debian 8 AMI only using 8GB partition

Every Debian 8 Jessie AMI that I launch in Amazon Web Services is only putting the root OS onto an 8GB partition regardless of what I set the size to at launch time. I know there is some documentation ...
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AWS NAT instance as OpenVPN Client can't route instances behind it

I have an Amazon AMI 2015.09 instance as a NAT server for my backend servers. I have configured the OpenVPN client on this same box, the NAT server is able to talk to everything over VPN, all ...
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How do you include your own software in an Amazon AWS EC2 HVM AMI (eieio)?

When creating an Amazon AWS EC2 HVM AMI (TLA!!!!), how do you include your own software, when on the same partition as the root volume, but not necessarily in /usr? (in this way more efficiently use ...
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Is there a way to be notified when the ubuntu cloud images are released?

I know that I can find the latest Ubuntu AMI builds at http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/locator/ec2/, but is there a mailing list, or RSS feed, or some way to be notified of new builds? I want to be ...
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GUI on Amazon Linux AMI

I have Amazon Linux AMI 2015.09 and i need to use some GUI application on it. When i tried to install desktop environment i found out that there are no any X11 packages on repos. I tried to use ...
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HVM AMI do not boot, no console output

I prepared HVM EBS backed ami in such steps: Created new EBS volume and mount it to existing hvm instance. Created one partition on it and mout it. Installed basic system with: yum -c ...
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AWS pv-grub don't see config file

I created ami from scratch: ec2reg -n centos7 -b '/dev/sda=snap-96a520e3' --kernel aki-499ccb20 -a x86_64 but pv-grub can't find config file: Thread "Idle": pointer: 0x20f0002050, stack: 0x2070000 ...
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Linux AMI's version of OpenSSL is 1.0.1k but PCI compliance requires 1.0.1p

I run a linux AMI on AWS with version 1.0.1k of openssl $ openssl version -v OpenSSL 1.0.1k-fips 8 Jan 2015 PCI compliance requires a version greater than 1.0.1p because they claim that there are ...
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Unable to boot a customized HVM AMI on EC2

I am trying to customize an existing Debian Jessie HVM AMI(ami-116d857a) and store it as my private AMI. Though the AMI creation process succeeds, I am unable to boot from it. The instance shows ...
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Firewall missing from AWS MarketPlace Centos7 image

I am using this image from AWS MarketPlace. The Problem is that centos 7 is supposed to come with firewalld instead of iptables. But firewalld is not installed on it but iptables is installed. Why is ...
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How to create an AMI excluding all attached volumes for all instance within VPC using shell script

I have written script to find instance-id from VPC n create AMI of each instance-id : #!/bin/bash #Script to Automate AMI backup echo "----------------------------------\n `date` ...
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ec2 create-image will it backup attached ebs volumes?

$aws ec2 create-image --instance-id xxx --name yyy --description "zzzz" --no-reboot This created AMI image of EC2 instance but did not created extra attached volume's snapshot ! So is there any ...
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Is it possible to use a partitionless EBS image as an HVM AMI?

Attempting to locate/create an EC2 AMI that meets my current needs. HVM is preferred over PV, because the newer and larger EC2 instance types only support HVM (we're targeting r3.4xlarge) and a ...
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AWS Instance Kernal-id

I am running a Windows Server instance in AWS Cloud.I have created a snapshot for the same. When i'm trying to create a AMI from my snapshot it is asking Kernel-ID and RAM Disk ID. I don't know what ...
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Amazon Linux rsyslog config override

I am using Amazon Linux AMI release 2015.03, I am trying to configure rsyslog to redirect logs to a remote logging server (in this case, logstash) by dropping a conf file in /etc/rsyslog.d. The ...
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Cannot open port 1337

I am struggling with iptables firewall to open port 1337 externally. My iptables file looks like this: *nat :PREROUTING ACCEPT [0:0] :INPUT ACCEPT [0:0] :OUTPUT ACCEPT [0:0] :POSTROUTING ACCEPT [0:0] ...
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AWS AMI Add “create volume” permissions to the following associated snapshots when creating permissions

What does the significance of the Add "create volume" permissions to the following associated snapshots when creating permissions indicate when we share an AMI to a different account ? Can this be ...
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Amazon AWS with CentOS 6 HVM: password required with SSH

I am having some strange authentication issues when trying to spin up an Amazon instance using CentOS 6 HVM. For some reason, whenever I spin one up using a security group and a key / pem pair, I ...
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AMI Without Reboot on AWS EC2 on a Web Server

I am running a webserver with very little writes (apart from log files). According to amazon: When enabled, Amazon EC2 does not shut down the instance before creating the image. When this option ...
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Elastic beanstalk not support on custom AMI

I have launched a default Amazon ElasticBeanstalk image(php) in EC2 .I can able to deployed application on Apache.I am trying to use a custom AMI in AWS Beanstalk and does not get deployed on the ...
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Windows IIS displaying SSL certificate, but generating 404 error

ive got a bit of a strange situation. Ive got an Amazon EC2 with Windows Server 2012 running Coldfusion with IIS. The strange issue is my server is appearing to match the domain to the server with ...
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Set Initial Remote Working Directory in SFTP

I am running Amazon Linux AMI (Red Hat derivative), and am creating a new SFTP server using OpenSSH. I would like for the SFTP user to be restricted to a directory, and to be able to write to the ...
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docker.io package reports missing only on EC2

I'm trying to install Docker on a Debian Jessie EC2 image. Specifically, I'm using this AMI: https://wiki.debian.org/Cloud/AmazonEC2Image/Jessie. On a locally running Debian machine sudo apt-get ...
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Where are AMIs stored?

It seems like an very simple question, but yet I could not find the answer. When I make an instance on Amazon AWS and then make some changes and create an AMI where is that AMI stored? S3? Will making ...
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AWS EC2 : No HTTP Traffic after reboot but SSH is ok

I have a small ami EC2 instance @ AWS. I had to reboot yesterday and after reboot, I couldn't access the websites hosted on the EC2 while there was no problem at all through SSH. Things I checked ...
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Amazon Custom AMI

If I create a custom AMI for an EBS backed EC2 instance after installing numerous applications and making lot of config changes to the EC2 instance like IP Tables, httpd.conf file etc... Will the ...
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AWS Create Image Volume Type

When creating an image (EC2 --> Actions --> Image --> Create) there is a Volume Type input with options for Magnetic, General Purpose or Provisioned IOPS. I'm not sure why it's necessary to ask this ...
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cloud-init on AWS: mounts disappear after imaging and rebuilding

I'm using cloud-init to automatically prepare an AWS image (AMI) for use in a production environment - that way I can have the environment setup process tracked in a source control system, but I can ...
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How to get the Amazon Linux AMI version by AMI id?

I have an EC2 instance which runs an outdated Amazon Linux AMI (ami-5256b825). To upgrade to the most recent version, I first want to know what the differences between 2 images are. I only have the ...
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Automatically Updating AMI using FTP

I am using AWS and have setup and Instance for my site. I have then created an AMI for this instance and setup load balancing to spin up additional instances when the CPU process gets to 60%+ which is ...
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AWS Beanstalk redirect entire application from http to https

I've been trying to figure this out for a while and have not had any luck. As I'm sure you guys are well aware, the aws load balancer forwards all https request onto the ec2 instance over port 80. I ...
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Apache config with “ServerName *.mydomain.com” giving unexpected results [duplicate]

I am trying to configure a new vhost in apache under Amazon Linux. The new site should respond to newsite.mydomain.com, while the existing site should respond to all other requests to mydomain.com. ...
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Is Nginx running at all runlevels bad?

I inherited some EC2 (running AMI) instances at my new job and I am trying to figure out the method that my predecessor used to set them up. This might be a really basic question, but my knowledge of ...
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Which ubuntu AMI should I choose to create a new EC2 instance? What are the advantage and disadvantages?

I want to set up an ec2 instance which runs Ubuntu 14.04 There are two possible set of candidates of AMI: From the Quick Start menu vs from Ubuntu What should I consider before I make a ...
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Apache Server 2.4 on EC2 “caught SIGTERM shutting down ”

I'm using amazon linux on an m3.large instance on EC2. I had these logs before my apache server was shut down: [Sun Sep 28 18:54:31.679261 2014] [cgi:error] [pid 32422] [client 67.211.230.58:58937] ...
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Install tuleap on amazon ec2 linux AMI

I'd like to know if it's possible to install tuleap on amazon ec2 linux ami. I searched the net unsuccessfully and when I try to install tuleap with yum, I got confilcts error (with httpd24, ...
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Using AWS, is there a way to build an AMI so it auto-joins the domain?

So we want to let developers have access into AWS natively, and when building a windows machine have it automatically join the domain and potentially add some tools, etc. Since I am used to using the ...
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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 ...