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On EC2 - How can one instance telnet the other using ip-XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX format

(Noob @ unix&EC2) I created 2 ubuntu instances at EC2. I needed to cluster one of my services and following the tutorial I used the format ip-XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX (i.e. ip-123-456-789-012) as ...
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How AWS does GPU virtualization? [closed]

What kind of technology is Amazon using for GPU virtualization ? Can multiple VMs on an AWS GPU instance concurrently share GPU and have acceleration for their CUDA/ openCL programs ? I know following ...
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EC2-like virtualisation platform with non-RDP access

I'm looking into setting up a few small VMs. The trouble is the software I intend to install on them (Cisco VPN Client) blocks out networking (other than to the target VPN destination...) with no ...
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How to export Parallels Win 7 VM into AWS EC2?

Is there any elegant way to transfer a complete Win 7 server installation from a Parallels Desktop (Mac) VM into an AWS EC2 instance?
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Copy an Amazon EC2 Instance to use locally

Ok, so we have a spare server I have installed Debian Wheezy on, and setup Xen on for virtual machines. It has better performance than all our ec2 instances combined, and will cost less to run (for a ...
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Is it possible to have a 100% secure virtual private server?

I am curious if it is possible to have a VPS that has data on it that is not readable by the hosting provider, but is still usable on the VPS. Obviously there are some things that you could do to ...
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EC2 Ubuntu images for local usage

Ubuntu provides virtual images that are used by Amazon EC2. They can be started locally e.g. by running: qemu -fda precise-server-cloudimg-i386-floppy -hda precise-server-cloudimg-i386.img ...
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High CPU Steal percentage on Amazon EC2 Instance

I am experiencing high CPU steal percentage in a Amazon EC2 large instance. I know it means that my virtual CPU is waiting on the real CPU of the machine for time. My question is that what can I do to ...
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How to run an OVA + OVF appliance inside of AWS EC2?

GitHub Enterprise ships as an Open Virtualisation Appliance and File; it's intended to be dropped into existing virtualization setup like VMWare, VirtualBox, etc. I'd like to run it inside of the AWS ...
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Virtual Cpu on Amazon EC2

I just have a quick question regarding EC2. Its to do with CPU sharing on Amazon EC2. Amazon supports a number of different instance types, be it small, medium, large etc. Each of these has a number ...
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What is a good way to develop images or templates that can be used on Xen, KVM and EC2?

I want to make images to do simple network services (e.g. serve a web app, run a memcached, or whatever). It would be really nice to develop an image once, test locally, and then be able to deploy it ...
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Does CentOS 6 have Xen-compatible Kernel?

I would to try to convert my VirtualBox image and upload to Amazon EC2, following this tutorial: ...
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Possbile to port a KVM VM to Amazon EC2?

We currently have our own servers that have multiple KVM guests. If we ever decide to move to the Amazon EC2, would it possible to simply copy the VM image over or would I need to begin reconfiguring ...
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Is it possible to obtain a copy of Amazon Linux for use outside AWS

How difficult (if at all possible) would it be run a copy of Amazon Linux on a private physical server or hypervisor (Virtualbox/KVM) ? (I am thinking something based in a office/home) I realise it ...
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Why is TCP accept() performance so bad under Xen?

The rate at which my server can accept() new incoming TCP connections is really bad under Xen. The same test on bare metal hardware shows 3-5x speed ups. How come this is so bad under Xen? Can you ...
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running desktop in ec2

I am wondering if anyone has successfully ran any virtual windows7(or vista) OS's on their linux ec2 instance. We're getting a high memory large instance and I have one user who wants to run a .net ...
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It is possible to set up an Asterisk PBX running on EC2 and have reliable call quality?

There is an EC2 kernel with a 1000Hz clock, which I have successfully used to set up Asterisk etc already, but I am wondering if other issues (e.g. transit from London to Dublin to London- our current ...
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Anybody get Xen/KVM/Virtualbox/VMWare/Hyper-V running on an EC2 instance?

Yes, I know, I would never do this for a production environment, but I'm just wondering if anybody has pulled this off. Google comes up pretty empty.
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EC2 VM import: VirtualBox

I would like to know if it's currently possible to import a virtualbox vm on the ec2 cloud, I have tried with a virtualbox vmdk but it did not succed. Apparently it is designed for VMware's vmdk ...
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Convert Amazon AMI to local Xen machine

I have an AMI which was created from a base AMI on Amazon. I would like to bring a copy of this internally to run for development. I have downloaded the .manifest & part00-50 files (approx 550mb) ...
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Visual Studio Profiler In Virtual Machine

I am unable to profile any application using Visual Studio profiler in Virtual Machines. I have used Virtual machines of Amazon EC2 at work and Virtualbox, Vmware at home. Also I have used AMD ...
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Client-side machines on Amazon EC2

Is there any reason for Amazon EC2 to not support Vista/XP/7 images in the cloud? I know that EC2 is primarily a platform for deployment of applications, but I can't imagine that costs or difficulties ...
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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 ...
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Linux Virtualization Options on EC2

I need to subdivide EC2 (or perhaps other cloud provider) instances. I know you cannot run a full virtualization stack on another. For instance a Xen guest cannot host a VirtualBox guest. So this ...
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How can I generate filesystem images that are usable on many different virtualization systems?

I have written a script that generates a root filesystem image (based on Debian lenny) suitable for User-Mode Linux. (Essentially this script creates a filesystem image, mounts it with a loop device, ...
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Example Batch File To Start A Spot Instance Of Certain EC2 AMI?

I want to start a certain EC2 AMI at the click of a button, well two buttons actually. Just to speed up testing / launch-time. How would you call the EC2 API tools for windows via a batch file to ...
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Amazon EC2 instance, viable options and management tools for development environment

I am a freelancer and plan to work with other freelancers in the coming time. Since I would be owning the project(s), I want to own the development environment as well. We all will be working out of ...
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How Can I Virtualize An Ubuntu Server Into A Windows OS Inside Amazon EC2?

I would like to use a windows desktop inside the Amazon EC2 cloud, but their prices for windows are too high. Please provide step by step instructions to virtualize a windows OS inside of an Ubuntu ...
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How Can I Automatically Run Firefox On Ubuntu Server System Startup?

How do I automatically run Firefox on an Ubuntu Server inside the Amazon EC2 cloud as soon as the server starts up? I know how to create my own AMIs and all that jazz. I just need to know how to ...
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How we build private cloud computing in my organization

I'm young admin in some organization, I would like to know how we prepare private cloud computing. Like what cloud computing consist of ? Regards Pond
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What are EC2 Best Practices?

There's scant documentation on this topic. For example, the EBS initialization described in this page is an important first step for running a database on EC2: ...
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Prevent a fsck at boot on EC2

I'm starting an instance on Amazon EC2, and it does a fsck at boot and restart. The console output at the start is: * Checking root filesystem .../dev/sda1: Adding dirhash hint to filesystem. ...
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Is the Amazon EC2 instance id unique forever?

We're using amazon EC2 and we want to keep track of instaces. Is the Amazon EC2 instance-id unique forever? i.e. If a VM has an instance id of i-12345678 is there a guarantee that when that instance ...