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

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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 Instance-backed AMI 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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Creating an EC2 AMI Image from a running instance vs. from a volume snapshot

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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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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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 ...