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

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How to make an ec2 ami work on Xen on Debian

We are creating a cloud app and have Debian on which we create a customized image and upload it to the Amazon EC2. After uploading it to the cloud we made some more customizations and are trying to ...
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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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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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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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Wowza on EC2 Set up and Questions

I have a wowza instance installed and running on EC2, but I can't find the keypair file. I am trying to install another wowza instance on a different aws account. I have the following questions, I'd ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Need help with setting up MS-SQL on EC2

I have a large MS-SQL database that i need to send to the aws cloud. The issue is how do i persist my sql data and how to setup MS-SQL cluster using windows AMI. The real issue is that for ...
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Ansible not executing within Packer Build

I am currently experimenting with deploying using Packer’s Ansible local provisioning and for some odd reason, it doesn’t appear to be executing the tasks in the playbook. Packer, after installing ...
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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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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 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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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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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 accesses ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does AWS configure the 169.254.169.254 address on an instance?

AWS uses 169.254.169.254 as a link local address, which you can use to pull meta data about the instance, ie: curl http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/ How/where is this IP configured on the ...
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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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Custom AMI fo AWSr Opsworks fails setup phase but logs seem clean?

So I've followed through this userguide for creating an AMI from an EBS backed Opsworks instance and it all seemed to go smoothly until I attempted to boot an instance in Opsworks from the new AMI. ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 /etc/yum/...
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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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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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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, php55-...
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EC2 instance with partitions for /boot as ext4 and root / as lvm possible?

I've been playing about with this for a few days now. I haven't managed to find an example of someone running an EC2 instance with the root volume partitioned to have /boot on ext4 (or 3 or 2) and ...
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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 ...