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Create an AWS HVM Linux AMI from an Existing Paravirtual Linux AMI

Is it possible to create a hardware virtual machine (HVM) AMI from an existing paravirtual (PV) AMI. My initially thought was to start a new PV instance and use the ec2-create-image command to ...
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2answers
388 views

Does either Rackspace or AWS provide APIs for billing information?

By billing, I mean real-time usage and consumption statistics - the API for which can be used to generate custom reports, forecast expenditure, etc. I see that AWS has the facility to generate custom ...
1
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1answer
212 views

How can I make Azure instances use as little RAM as AWS?

I'm comparing the small instances of Azure, Amazon and Rackspace, and noticed that the Amazon configuration appears to use less RAM than Azure. Can anyone explain why this is? Would it be true to ...
2
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1answer
170 views

Justification of Amazon EC2 Performance

I have a .jar file that represents a server which receives over TCP an image in bytes (of size at most 500 kb) and writes it file. It then sobels this image and sends it over TCP socket to the client ...
0
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1answer
198 views

EC2 Configuration

I am trying to create a server structure for my EC2 account. The design I have chosen consists of 2 instances running in different availability zones, elastic load balancer, an auto-scaling group with ...
2
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1answer
57 views

What are some common tagging strategies for EC2 in multi-team environments?

Given a company with multiple teams using EC2, what are some common or practical strategies for setting some TAG guidelines when instances or ami's are created so that resources can be more easily ...
4
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2answers
1k views

Instance's deployment / post configuration for AWS Elastic Beanstalk

I am using AWS Elastic Beanstalk, it is easy to start with deploying Java based web app, which is great. However, I want to install Memcached on every instance locally so they can be used for ...
0
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1answer
100 views

What components should I purchase at AWS? [closed]

This might sound silly question, but it is a real problem which I need help in regards. Unlike "normal" VPS providers I used to such as linode.com and slicehost.com, at AWS they have all those fancy ...
2
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1answer
90 views

EC2 security group settings are not allowing SSH access

So when I open port 22 and 80 in the default security group I'm not able to ping the domain. I've opened TCP, UDP, and ICMP to all and now it works but of course I need to find another solution. ...
0
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1answer
277 views

Using ubuntu cloud-init to setup logging to splunk

I intend to start up ~100 EC2 spot instances using Canonical's Ubuntu images. I am using multipart cloud-init user-data to setup packages, scripts, etc. I would like to know how I can tell rsyslog to ...
0
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1answer
380 views

AWS EC2 EBS Microinstance Storage and Djangostack

I'm moving my person webpage to an Amazon EC2 free (for now) micro instance, and want to clarify some things. Since the micro instance does not have any "local storage", when i am installing apache, ...
3
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3answers
760 views

Why do cloud providers calculate per hour? Who turns off their servers anyway?

I'm not tech/unix/sysadmin ignorant, but i still can't understand why Amazon, Rackspace, Azure, GoGrid, Linode and these guys calculate their instances per hour used... I have to ask... Who on earth ...
3
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3answers
547 views

EC2: maximum shutdown time exceeded

Is there a maximum shutdown for instances in Amazon EC2? And is that maximum configurable via the EC2-API? We transfer data at shutdown time from the instance to S3. This works great for small files. ...
0
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2answers
219 views

How many cpus needed to check a 100 million digit prime number efficiently?

If I had access to potentially large number of CPUs and wanted to quickly check 100 million digit numbers for primality using a map-reduce architecture, how many CPUs would be necessary? Each of the ...
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1answer
140 views

best cloud computing company for webhosting business [closed]

I'm running a reseller business. but now I have plans to expand it to the clouds. can you suggest some economical options for the same. most of them would be running wordpress and joomla. as far as I ...
5
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5answers
957 views

Ec2 Denial of Service: Securing cloud based website from DOS attack

How can I prep up my website infrastructure running on an EC2 instance against DOS attacks? I run apache with nginx as reverse proxy
3
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3answers
96 views

Looking for software suite to delegate CPU intensive tasks onto EC2 on-demand instances [closed]

I am looking for a project which would simplify EC2 on-demand instance management for script execution. Here is my scenario. script waits for new job my script reads execution parameters it executes ...
1
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1answer
258 views

Swapping a EC2 EBS instance to be backed by local storage

I have a windows 2008 Amazon EC2 instance which is EBS backed. Both the root device (C:) and the EBS volume I have as the secondary drive (D:) are EBS volumes. I would like to migrate this instance ...
1
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3answers
198 views

DHCP from EC2/VPS

Does anybody think it would be possible to run a DHCP service off a server in the cloud such as Amazon EC2 or a generic VPS? Could it be used in a scenario where the company has many sites ...
0
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2answers
372 views

Hosting a MySQL server on Amazon Web Services

We are evaluating hosting our application on Amazon EC2 service. While I am confident that a Small instance (1.7GB RAM) will be sufficient for our web server (at this point), I am not sure about ...
0
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2answers
417 views

What is Windows Azure's equivalent of Amazon AWS EC2?

Does anyone know the equivalent of Amazon EC2 in Windows Azure? Thinking of moving to Azure but we are not looking into rewriting the .NET application, also we do need private VPN to our office. Is ...
1
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1answer
919 views

Are Amazon EC2 Spot Instances terminated only on even hour intervals?

I'm evaluating Amazon EC2 spot instances, which seem like they will provide a good value for some of our computationally intensive but not time sensitive processes. The concept is simple enough, our ...
2
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2answers
870 views

Why Can I Not Create A Micro Instance Of My Newly Created AMI?

I started with a 64 bit version of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic server edition. (using a micro instance on Amazon EC2, costing less than $0.01 per hour) I added GNOME desktop to it and NX server. I re-bundled ...
0
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1answer
275 views

EC2 instances keep becoming inaccessible via SSH, what could issue be? Can I use elastic loadbalancer to check SSH connectivity?

This is mainly an issue for my development ec2 server as it seems that my instance keeps becoming inaccessible via SSH. It happened yesterday so I killed that one and started a new one and happened ...
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2answers
138 views

What's the disadvantage of increasing the size of an EBS instance in Amazon EC2?

I used the default ebs Ubuntu image from Alestic.com But the volume is only 8GB. Is there any disadvantage?
3
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4answers
2k views

Amazon EC2 bandwidth charges in case of unwanted incoming traffic(ddos/flood)?

What happens if my EC2 instance gets ddosed/flooded, which could potentially go up to tens of gigabytes an hour(and even more) of undesired incoming traffic, will i be charged for this traffic? My ...
7
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4answers
2k views

Where is log output from cloud-init stored?

Where does output from cloud-init (automatically runs scripts when starting up a virtual machine in the cloud, for example at Amazon EC2) go? I would like to know that my initialization scripts ...
4
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2answers
269 views

Error when configuring Hudson EC2 Plugin

I want to run Hudson on EC2 and use Hudson's EC2 plugin to create Hudson slaves to run my tests. I installed it, but when trying to configure it, I get a lot of errors: What's going on? How can I ...
3
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4answers
660 views

Setup local EC2 style cloud?

I was recently given 3 dual opteron 2400 servers with 4GB of RAM and 120GB hard drives. I am interested in setting up something similar to Amazon's EC2 for my own personal web development use. ...
4
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3answers
374 views

How to Architect a system on AWS for scaling (with a MySQL back-end)

I'm trying to understand how to architect an Amazon Web Services application. As I understand it, the whole point of using something like AWS is to make the eventual scaling easier, so I'm trying to ...
0
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1answer
597 views

How does everyone set up AWS for PHP with a git workflow while worrying about distributing EC2?

I have been looking for something like heroku but for php, and after much frustration (and almost finding what I need, but not quite) we decided to just go with AWS without any other abstraction. We ...
3
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2answers
879 views

Setting a price cap for AWS Free Tier

I'd like to setup a website on the Amazon AWS free tier but I'd like to be sure I won't lose any money if I see a sudden spike in traffic. Is there any way to set a cap on traffic or stop the server ...
0
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1answer
230 views

How to map an address to a custom one?

Ok so first of all sorry for a rather poor title, I'll try to make up for it in the description. Secondly, bear in mind I am no sysadmin and I'm a complete noob. So here's the story: I just setup an ...
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2answers
2k views

Amazon EC2 migration from one region to the other

I'm using the following Amazon EC2 resources in the US East (Virginia) region: 1 Running Instance 1 Elastic IP 2 EBS Volumes 100 EBS Snapshots 1 Key Pair 2 Security Groups 5 My Own AMIs (customized ...
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3answers
464 views

Linux & Windows Boot Up Times in Amazon Web Service and Windows Azure

I've been working with Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services EC2 for a good many months now (almost getting to the years range) and I've seen something over and over that seems troubling. With AWS ...
5
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4answers
5k views

Windows desktop (XP, Vista or Win7) EC2 AMI for QA testing

I need to perform QA testing for Windows based applications on a Windows desktop client and I would like to know if EC2 supports Windows images that are NOT server based (e.g. Server 2003). I have ...
1
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1answer
718 views

Server bandwidth usage with rtmp streaming of video

Quick question - I am streaming video from Cloudfront using RTMP streaming via an SWF-based flash player on my EC2 instance. With this setup will I see I/O data from the EC2 instance on account of the ...
2
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1answer
406 views

General questions about Windows on Amazon EC2

I have some general Qs on my mind about Windows on EC2: Don't Windows servers normally have a key/license written somewhere into them, in which case can I not extract this (legitimate) license using ...
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3answers
2k views

How to cap bandwidth usage on AWS EC2?

I'm planning to use AWS EC2 for my web application and I need control over the bandwidth usage (don't want the instances to be compromised and ramping up bandwidth cost crazily). There are many ...
9
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3answers
2k views

What's the easiest way to back up EC2 instances automatically?

I'm worried I might log in one day and my fully configured instance has been removed. I would like to be able to back it up daily to S3 but frustratingly this is not a simple setting in the console. ...
0
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2answers
2k views

Static IP on a cloud computing/hosting provider? [closed]

I know Amazon's EC2 does NOT allow true static IP allocation to the virtual machine instances, but i'm wondering if any of the other cloud hosting providers do? I'm trying to find out if Rackspace ...
0
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3answers
349 views

EC2 Instance Monitoring

I was wondering what would be the best way to monitor multiple EC2 instances, I saw Amazon offers CloudWatch but it costs money! Is there any alternative? I've heard that Cacti is particularly good, ...
0
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1answer
80 views

How many video chats can an Amazon instance handle?

How many simultaneous tete-a-tete video chats of reasonable quality can an Amazon instance handle? How do you think? How would I find out? How would I test?
0
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1answer
763 views

vpn/Openvpn as a cloud service

I am working on creating a small cloud (any number of EC2 instances that can be deployed based on load) implementing a VPN as a service for the company I'm working for. This is basically a project ...
1
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2answers
368 views

What techniques do you use to design and scale a web app horizontally (in EC2)?

Specifically I'm looking for techniques for scaling a web application which has no central database server, in the cloud, but general advice is great. I have come across GlusterFS, which looks great, ...
4
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1answer
1k views

Custom Windows AMI for Amazon EC2

I am new to the Amazon EC2 services and I am planning to host a Windows based vm on Amazon. I have lot of fuzziness about AMIs on Amazon. So my first question would be, am I be able to install ...
2
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4answers
529 views

How to upload stuff to Amazon EC2 Windows instance?

I've never used Amazon EC2 - I am thinking to test a few instances for running intensive computation processes I have a requirement for rather than buying real hardware. I am given to understand the ...
0
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1answer
417 views

DNS settings for SaaS in the cloud?

I am building a SaaS product. When a user signs up for an account they must select an alias for their site --------.getlaunchpoint.com. Right now I have an A record *.getlaunchpoint.com that points to ...
4
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4answers
2k views

Is it possible to host email and DNS on AWS

We are working towards moving our app to AWS. I have heared that email and DNS cannot be hosted on AWS, is this correct? If this correct, then what are my options?
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3answers
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AWS - Where should we store images, CSS and log files of the application?

Looking for a clarification and guidance on the best practice. Where should we store images, CSS and log files of the application? Application server or S3? We will be storing user related images ...