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

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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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How to install new PDO driver to existing LAMP install

How do I install a new PDO driver to an existing LAMP installation? I am using Amazon Linux (on AWS EC2), and have installed PHP 5.5 and MySql from the Amazon repositories. When I look at phpinfo I ...
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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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Update PHP with yum on Amazon Linux

I have Amazon Linux on EC2, AMI 2013.09. I followed the LAMP install tutorial, http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/install-LAMP.html, and ended up with PHP5.3 installed. In answer to ...
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Amazon Linux Version Details

I am getting acquainted with AWS and I'm using Amazon Linux on EC2 to build a LAMP stack. I read somewhere on the AWS site that the AMI 2013.09 had PHP 5.5 but when I installed it and followed the ...
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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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How to prevent update from conflicting repo?

On EC2 / Amazon Linux AMI (Centos based), I created /etc/yum.repos.d/nginx.repo: [nginx] name=nginx repo baseurl=http://nginx.org/packages/centos/6/$basearch/ gpgcheck=0 enabled=1 Then I ...
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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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Amazon Linux pecl_http installed but not providing functions

I've installed PHP's pecl_http extension using the Amazon Linux php54-pecl-http Yum package. php -i shows the http.ini file loaded http.ini has the extension=http.so line in it php -m shows the HTTP ...
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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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Unable to read S3 file from interactive pig job flow

I'm unable to read a simple test file on S3 from an interactive pig job flow (hadoop, elastic map reduce), and I'm not sure why. I have two S3 buckets. Let's call them unmounted_bucket, and ...
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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 ...
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Empty /mnt: store-backed instance launch from EBS-backed AMI

I have an EBS AMI which I want to publish in AWS Market Place. The AMI was created with data in /mnt. The snapshop includes both /dev/sda1 and /dev/sdb devices : Block Devices: ...
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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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How Do I Update Apache to 2.2.24 On AWS Instance

I have a website hosted on an Amazon AMI Linux instance. We had a PCI Scan recently and we failed the scan because we have Apache 2.2.23 installed, and apparently it contains vulnerabilities that ...
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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 ...