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

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Serious Ubuntu AMI EC2 Issue - Cannot duplicate

These are the steps I took: Deploy Ubuntu EC2 instance (tried both LTS and latest) default kernel and RAM ID Snapshot Instance Create AMI from snapshot, default kernel and RAM ID Launch EC2 from ...
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What is access control of an Amazon EC2 instance like if people purchase AMI from marketplace?

I'm new to the Amazon EC2 platform and marketplace, so I need some help with the questions I have. Currently our company is trying to create a customized Linux AMI to put into marketplace, and I'm ...
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Custom Centos5 AMI kernel panic

I'm trying to build a Custom Centos 5 AMI on Amazon and during boot it kernel panics. I've spent almost a week on it and I can't figure out what's wrong. I've followed the following recipe: ...
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How to install python debug symbols for GDB on amazon linux AMI?

I am running into problems on my EC2 box running Python in an elastic-beanstalk container. In order to debug the problem, I need to attach a debugger to it and debug python with python symbols. When ...
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Attempting to change shell to ZSH on Amazon Linux: Asking for ec2-user's password

What do I enter? I use the provided private-key to authenticate when SSH-ing to the server, so I don't think I actually have a password for the user... Also tried this:
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How to create an AMI excluding some volume

I have an EC2 Instance of Linux. In that Instance another EBS volume /dev/sdh is attached. Now when I create an AMI from that instance with EC2 API Tools. It creates 2 snapshots. Now my question is, ...
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installing glusterfs on amazon ec2

My drupal website running on Amazon EC2 cloud. My instances use S3 storage for dynamic files. But I realized that S3 is too slow and it may cause problems. I want to use glusterfs instead of S3. To ...
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Discover ec2 usernames for public ami [closed]

Is there a way to discover or specify the username I need to use to ssh in to an ec2 instance? I know how to select my key pair, but depending on the ami, you need to use a different username. For ...
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Cloning instance - Original kernel not available when creating AMI

I have a EC2 Ubuntu server on Amazon cloud and I'm trying to clone an instance "X" by creating a snapshot of the instance and creating an AMI from that snapshot. The problem is: When creating the AMI, ...
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Assign list of remote authorized_keys files to local variable

I would like to assign a list of remote authorized keys files to a local variable. INCLUDE=$(ssh myhost.mydomain.com "for Z in `awk -F : '{print $1}' /etc/passwd`; do ...
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Configure credentials on Amazon EC2 depoyment

I created a custom Linux AMI with all I need to run my PHP app (basically a node that does batch processing of images/video/audio). There can be n amount of instances running at the same time. So far ...
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Change Amazon AMI Timezone

How do you change the timezone for the system clock for a EC2 instance running the Amazon AMI?
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amazon linux installation of rpy2 fails

the installation of rpy2 an amazon linux via sudo pip-2.7 install rpy2 fails with In file included from ./rpy/rinterface/_rinterface.c:58:0: ./rpy/rinterface/_rinterface.h:8:15: fatal error: R.h: ...
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Amazon - Delete privately shared AMI

We had to split an Amazon account into two accounts to better track usage between departments on the company. To transfer a server, we made an AMI of the EC2 server and shared it privately with the ...
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Deleting old AMI in AWS EC2

I had to migrated a few VMs from EC2 into a VPC and to do so, I created an image of every VM, stopped it, and launched a new instance in the VPC from the AMI I've created. I am now wondering, if I ...
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Convert VMDK images into AMI images

I have setup and environment for building the virtual machines in vmdk format and then use ec2 api tools to convert, bundle and upload it to the AWS Cloud. However, I am facing certain challenges in ...
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Will I be charged for creating a new (second) AMI from my currently running free-tier Amazon EBS-backed instance? [closed]

I have a running instance of an Amazon AMI instance that I've installed Node.js, modules, various updates, etc., and I would like to save a new AMI created from this instance in its current state. The ...
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How to update an EBS AMI's snapshot?

I have an AMI that I use for my rails web servers. This AMI using an EBS Snapshot to launch with the basics all ready for production. I now need to update some configuration settings on web servers ...
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Given an EC2 instance with an EBS AMI, How can I update the AMI's snapshot?

on EC2 my app servers are running the same EBS AMI. How can I update this AMI's snapshot to contain the latest configuration settings and site code? I can only find tutorials that talk about creating ...
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Auto-Attach EBS-volume to a New Spot Instance?

I am experimenting with EC2 spot instances, and am needing some data to be retained between terminations. Now as I understand it, when the current price goes above my max. bid, it will be ...
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Error after installing mysqlnd_ms

I am working on Amazon EC2 using the Amazon Linux AMI which is based on CentOS. I have installed php54 and php54-mysqlnd. I then do a "sudo pecl install myslqnd_ms" This installs fine. I add the ...
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EC2 kernel decision and issues with creating a new machine with my AMI

I could really use some advice. I started a new instance on EC2 using Amazon's AMI and during the deployment process I selected a Kernel ID of "Use Default". I then configured my server the way that ...
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Where is Amazon Linux AMI Test Page EC2?

I have set up my websites as directories directly under /var/www/html/ and they are working just fine (the websites are mapped to virtual hosts). So, this is mainly out of curiosity for the moment. ...
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Prevent Amazon EC2 Time zone from reverting back on yum update

I use an Amazon EC2 server instance that runs a distro called Amazon Linux AMI. (I've read that it is based on CentOS/Red Hat). My specific version is the 2012.09 release. Anyway, I was able to ...
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Creating an AMI from an EC2 instance with mounted volumes

I have an EBS-backed instance with a 2nd mounted volume (I followed the steps in Eric's Article) I then created an AMI from that instance, and ran an instance from that AMI. That 2nd instance then ...
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Dealing with upgrade of libevent on Amazon AWS

I am building an application (in Python) on Amazon EC2 that has a following dependency chain: gevent-websocket ---> gevent ---> libevent The last one (libevent) got upgraded on Sunday and ...
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Amazon Linux AMI EC2 PHP Function Recognition

I've recently set up the title instance (64bit) on AWS. I have that being said, I've installed httpd and php, both of which are running. The series of installs executed are as follows: yum install ...
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How can I create an AMI from an existing instance-store EC2 instance?

(I suspect that this may already be answered somewhere, since it seems like it would be a common operation. But I can't find it, so...) I am a relative AWS newbie. I have inherited a running Amazon ...
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How can I make an AMI mount the same volume when it initializes?

This is for a database (Postgre) VM, whose data is stored on a separate EBS volume. Can I make it so that the same EBS volume is mounted automatically (this is assuming that no other instance is using ...
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How can I create multiple identical AWS EC2 server instances with large amounts of persistent data?

I have a CPU-intensive data-processing application that I want to run across many (~100,000) input files. The application needs a large (~20GB) data file in order to run. What I would like to do is ...
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AMI with or without reboot on AWS EC2

When creating AMI's from an EC2 instance I always check "no reboot", I've been wondering, what are the pros/cons of creating images with/without a reboot? Does keeping the server live affect the ...
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Stripping down Amazon's Linux AMI

I plan to use Amazon Linux AMI to run a webserver. So for now, I only need apache, mysql and php. Is there anything else I can remove to improve the security and performance of my installation?
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Why is my AWS instance not reachable?

Yesterday, I created a new instance but I cannot connect to it. Tried pinging it from my computer, online ping sites etc but it is just not reachable. In the AWS console. everything seems to be ...
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AWS: How can I attach an AMI as a non-root device/volume?

Is there a way to attach an AMI, or a copy thereof, to an instance? This would be a non-pay public Linux AMI. An example would be the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS AMI. But I don't want to be limited to just ...
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AWS: How do I create an EBS AMI from a scratch image or file tree?

I have a file tree in a directory. This is used to build bootable systems on hard drives and flash drives. I've also used it to build images for virtual machines. I would like to make an AWS AMI ...
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Cannot find amitools

I have newly created an Amazon EC2 instance. It came with Ruby 1.8.7 which I uninstalled (with YUM) in favor of RVM and Ruby 1.9.3. However, every time I connect to the instance via SSH I get the ...
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Can I disable all TTYs in an EC2 instance?

I am maintaining an ec2 bootstrapping script for debian squeeze on github. The setup has become very minimal and I try to justify all my changes to the standard setup. Currently I am wondering ...
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Create Webmin user for an EC2 Instance

I've setup an Amazon EC2 Instance, using the Ubuntu 12.04 AMI (ubuntu/images/ebs/ubuntu-precise-12.04-amd64-server-20120424 (ami-a29943cb)), and I'd like to get Webmin working (so I can setup a DNS). ...
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How can I create an Amazon Machine Image from a large VMDK file?

I am in the process of attempting to create an Amazon Machine Image from a large (160 GB) VMDK disk image of a virtual machine running Linux; however, I keep running up against notices about a 10 GB ...
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What differences are there between an official Ubuntu AMI image and a base install from an ISO?

When creating a new instance on AWS using an official Ubuntu 12.04 server AMI, what differences are there compared to if I was to do a standard server install on a computer of my own? For example, ...
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AMI AWS No space left on device

I have a small AMI instance on AWS. The docs say that I should have 160G. I cannot download anything to the server as I get the following error: write error: No space left on deviceMiB | 276 KiB/s ...
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Create an AWS AMI for Ubuntu with GUI which automatically launches web browser

I've got an ubuntu AMI setup with ubuntu desktop installed and Chrome installed and set to boot on load (via the startup programmes menu within the ubuntu desktop) I've created an image of this AMI, ...
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Why is “Bundle Instance” disabled for EC2 instance running Ubuntu 12.04?

I have an instance store (not EBS) based EC2 instance, launched from an official Ubuntu 12.04 AMI (specifically ami-25e8d351: eu-west-1, 32-bit, instance root store). It is up and running, and I've ...
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Create image (EBS AMI) takes forever - possibly caused MySQL Server to break?

I'm trying to create an EBS AMI from my running EC2 instance to reuse my LAMP fully configured (for my needs). I got my website up and running yesterday on this EC2 instance my MySQL was working fine ...
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Unable to setup and access tomcat on EC2 with AMI

I attempted to start tomcat7 on an EC2 instance running AMI and could not get the web service accessed from a browser using the public IP. Created an EC2 instance with default AMI as the image ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Precise ephemeral device not available to the instance when generating customized AMI

I'm actually creating a customized script based off of Alestic.com's alestic-git project to create my own custom ami image for Ubuntu Precise 12.04 for an EBS backed AMI instance. The interesting ...
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Can't Start 64-bit AMI on t1.micro instance on AWS

I created a custom AMI based on the Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit AMI from Amazon. When I try to start it up, I get an error: ec2-run-instances -t t1.micro ami-c0b368a9 -k showcase -z us-east-1a ...
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How to install ceph on EC2 Amazon Linux AMI

I want to test Ceph (a distributed network storage and file system) on some EC2 hosts which is derived from Amazon Linux AMI (amzn-ami-2011.09.2.x86_64-ebs). The kernel version is 3.2 and btrfs is ...
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AWS instances: AMI bundles and snapshots and bears, oh my

I've googled a good amount and am still pretty confused and feeling like I'm missing or overlooking something. My goal is to restore a host using a bundle. I have an AMI bundle of a now-nonexistent ...
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Force nginx 1.0 on Amazon EC AMI

I'm trying to install nginx from the nginx official repositories. I downloaded the nginx-release-rhel*.rpm from nginx.org and installed it with yum. But, altough a new nginx-debug package is ...