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

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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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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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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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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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Amazon EC2 instance-reboot on EBS backed instances

I received notification that many of my EC2 instances will be rebooted for scheduled maintenance. They are scheduled for an "instance-reboot," which makes sense because most of my instances are S3 ...
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resolv.conf cache behavior difference? Centos 5.6 vs AMZN Linux

Machine 1: Centos 5.6 AMI Machine 2: Amazon Linux AMI Beta I changed resolv.conf on both to get around an apparent DNS hiccup/lag last week, by appending 'nameserver 8.8.8.8' to the file. The CentOS ...
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When I Re-Bundle An AMI On Amazone EC2 - Can Anybody Access It?

Are all re-bundled AMIs available to the public? What is this about "public" and "private" AMIs? And why so much worry about leaving "your keys" on the AMI after re-bundling? Is it safe to create an ...
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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 find online support for Amazon Linux AMI

I am a beginner to Linux, but am currently deciding on a distro for my AWS EC2 web server. My question is how to find online support to Amazon Linux AMI should I decide to use it? I know that it is ...
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How do I install Wine on Amazon Linux AMI?

I am trying to install Wine on Amazon Linux AMI. First I did: sudo yum install wine It said "No wine package available." Then I did the following: sudo rpm -Uvh http://download.fedora....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...