Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides self-service, on-demand, pay-for-what-you-use computing infrastructure resources.

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What signal is being sent to an EC2 Instance on shut down?

When you terminate an instance-store pv instance through the AWS console or the API, what "signal" does it receive so it knows it has to gracefully shut down? First guess would be ACPI, but on boot ...
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Amazon EC2 6 updates are security updates (The following packages have been kept back)

I have kind of a strange situation: I am running an amazon ec2 instance Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-58-virtual x86_64). Every day when I connect to it through ssh I see the following message: ...
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Amazon web server database communication error

I managed to connect the database through mySQL but when I click on a link of the website always have not found error The requested URL /noticias/i-congreso-internacional-de-tecnolog-as-limpias was ...
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AWS Cloudformation Bootstraping with S3 File and Autoscaling

I just started trying to use CloudFormation and am using it for some autoscaling. I am new to all this so bare with me. I am using the sample template for autoscaling found here. ...
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AWS EC2 Instance type suggestion [duplicate]

I need to run Apache, jboss and MySQL in an instance which should be capable for handling 1000 requests at a time. What Instance type (CPU and Memory) should I choose ?
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Expand Amazon EC2 HVM root partition

I created a VM with the Amazon AMI HVM. In the partition configuration I changed the default 8GB root partition to something bigger (10 in my example). Once up, I'm trying to resize but it's not ...
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Connection hangs & never connects between ec2 instances over port 9200; fast from outside AWS

I am trying to connect from a web server EC2 instance to an ElasticSearch server ec2 instance. The connection is slow to nonexistent when connecting from the EC2, but very fast when connecting from a ...
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Add Storage Step in Launching Amazon EC2 Instance

I am planning on launching a t1.medium instance into my VPC. On the Add Storage step, I am presented with the following: With an m1.medium instance, I am supposed to get 1 x 410 gb of instance ...
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Regarding Storage on Cloudera CDH 4.6 on Amazon EC2 Instances

I am planning on installing Cloudera CDH 4.6 on two m1.large instances in a VPC. Cloudera provides EC2-specific instructions here: ...
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File downloads dry out?

Bare with me as I'm not even sure what to google for exactly. So couple of our users reported problems downloading zip files from our server. Downloads start but they dry out son. They basically stop ...
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Locked out of root account on EC2 Ubuntu instance

I managed to lock myself out of the root account of an Amazon EC2 Ubuntu instance by changing some permissions to .ssh. Below are the steps I tried and failed miserable. Create a new, temporary ...
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AWS EC2 migration to new instance type with SSD Drives

I have MySQL running on an m1.xlarge instance with a 100GB EBS volume holding the data files. I would like to migrate to a m3.2xlarge instance and place the data files on the new 2 x 80GB SSD drives. ...
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Does EC2 use ACPI events for anything?

I'm looking at what services I can safely disable on a CentOS image on EC2. Can I disable acpid? Does EC2 use acpi events for anything?
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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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How to quickly move files and folders from local server to amazon ec2 instance?

Moving script files from local server to amazon ec2 instance through winscp drag drop is taking too long for me from windows local server. How to quickly move files and folders from local server to ...
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Restrict the visibility of EC2 instances using IAM accounts

I'm looking for a way to restrict the visibility ec2 instances to certain IAM accounts. I'd really like a way for a particular account to only be able to see the instances that it has created i.e. ...
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is there a maximum size limit on the root drive while creating a new EC2 instance? [closed]

say, if I setup a windows server 2012 instance, is there a maximum size limit on the C drive?
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amazon ec2 instance gets timed out

I build amazon ec2 instance as following steps given on http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/install-LAMP.html Also followed this: ...
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The value for CNAME [closed]

I have 2 records at amazon route53: A: value example.com, value - elastic IP address CNAME: value: www.example.com, value - example.com Should I change the value of CNAME to be ec2-my-elastic IP ...
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How to free the (unused) memory?

Being a newbie in working with amazon ec2, I am trying to make my application work. I've connecting a few times by ssh, I've been running and stopping the server, sometimes the connection was lost, ...
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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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tcp port 12202 not opening on ubuntu EC2 instance

I created an EC2 ubuntuu 12.04 instance. i have opened TCP 12202 port through security group console of AWS .But i am unable to open instance port . I tried below commands to open the port . sudo ...
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High CPU% stolen on EC2 instance at extremely regular intervals

I have a m1.small EC2 instance on AWS running some websites. I noticed my CPU usage have peaks at regular interval of times, exactly every 30 minutes (0:06, 0:36, 1:06, ...). I've checked my crons (I ...
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Linux IPSec between Amazon EC2 instances on same subnet

I have a requirement to secure all communications between our Linux instances on Amazon EC2 - we need to treat the EC2 network as compromised and therefore want to protect the data that's being ...
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How do I use the disks on an EC2 hi1.4xlarge spot instance

I'd like to try out EC2 and so I'd like to launch a cheap spot instance to play around with. The hi1.4xlarge is supposed to have 2 SSDs, but I can't find them on the machine. I've launched the ...
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Amazon EC2 instance SSH RSA Fingerprint

Any time I stand up a VM in EC2 and you ssh into it for the first time, I always get this message: The authenticity of host 'ec2-xxxxxx.compute-1.amazonaws.com (n.n.n.n)' can't be established. RSA ...
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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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deploy compiled .Net app to EC2 IIS VM from non-Windows machine?

I've got both the source and a compiled version of a .Net application from a partner my organisation is working with. I've also fired up a new Amazon EC2 instance using an AMI from Microsoft. ...
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Use Wildcard SSL with Amazon EC2 instance, secure.mydomain.com -> EC2 instance

I recently purchased my first wildcard SSL certificate and I am trying to use it to secure the connection between my site (Cent OS 6 VPS) and an Amazon EC2 instance running Ubuntu 12.04. My primary ...
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The correct way to overwrite init script for Nginx

I have Amazon Linux on Amazon EC2 with installed Nginx. I want add some commands for Nginx init script for using like this: service nginx command1 service nginx command2 etc. What is the best way ...
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Can our AWS direct connect be accessed by others?

We're turning up an AWS direct connect circuit soon for some internal transfers, mainly for backups between our instances in EC2 and some colo'd resources near AWS. The details of the data and our ...
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Amazon: How do I know if I need Provisioned IOPS?

We recently moved to Amazon Web Servers and are still learning our way around. Our EC2 Web instance and our RDS MySQL instance (right now we only have 1 of each) seem to be chugging along okay. But I ...
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EC2 instance completely bare but usage is large

A couple of months ago I started up a micro instance of "Microsoft Windows Server 2012 RTM with SQL Server Express" AMI. I checked to see I could see the default page in IIS. And that was it. Then I ...
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Convert an HVM ec2 instance into something that can be run on a PV instance

I have a linux VM running on an esx-i server at home, and I would like to import the vmdk to aws using the ec2-import-instance command. However I really don't need this to be any larger of an ...
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Amazon RDS suddenly not working and unable to connect

I'm using an Amazon RDS with MySQL, and I connect to it via another EC2 machine. I correctly set the Security Groups; and it has been working good for two days. Today, for a test I scaled the RDS ...
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Why would HAProxy reject traffic from one location but not another?

I am able to access all of the sites with no issues and our customers are placing orders without any difficulty but at one of our locations where we have a lot of users constantly hitting the site, ...
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Is it possible to limit EC2 console access to machines within a specific VPC via IAM?

I would like to create a user that has full console access (API too) specifically to just one VPC in our AWS environment. The result should be such that when clicking on EC2 Instances, the user ...
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Terrible performance of Wordpress site on Amazon EC2 + apache2 + ubuntu server 12.04

I'm planning a migration of various wordpress websites (little content), from a shared hosting to a whole new cloud architecture. I'm using the following: Amazon EC2 t1.micro Loaded with: - Apache2 ...
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Yum broken in Amazon instance

This is an instance launched using Amazon AMI. when I run yum with anything (search,install, etc), this is what I am getting: yum search yum error: bad option 'archcolor' at (null):93 Loaded ...
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Auto-login to aws ec2 instance running windows on startup

I'm trying to run a service on startup of a windows instance on amazon. So far it is a manual process where I have to start rdp in, log in and then start the process. I'd like it when the instance ...
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Freezing the state of an ec2 instance

Was wondering if there is a way to "freeze" a running ec2 server. This means existing processes are not killed but saved, they are then resumed when the instance is resumed. Virtualbox from Oracle ...
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How do I autoscale windows servers w/ amazon ec2

I'm building a distributed app which consists of a load balancer, web-server, database server, messaging queue, and backend workers. Workers consume messages off the queue, perform tasks and then ...
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How to downgrade OpenSSL on Amazon EC2

I'm using a version of the Amazon Linux AMI (v 2013.03) that comes with OpenSSL 1.0.1 installed as described here: http://aws.amazon.com/amazon-linux-ami/2013.03-release-notes/. I have an application ...
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vsftpd not starting on EC2

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 on an EC2 micro instance (want to keep running on free tier until I am more confident on EC2). I have successfully installed the LAMP stack, but I'm having problems setting ...
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node.js hello world server on amazon EC2

As a lead in to deploying the Ghost blogging platform, I am checking that node.js can be deployed on my Amazon EC2 instance with Ubuntu 13.04 The Ghost Github page even gives step by step ...
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EC2 AMI Image from a running instance vs. from a snapshot taken from a running instance

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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How to troubleshoot slow performance on AWS EC2/RDS?

We recently moved our web servers from some 10 year old boxes to AWS EC2. Usage of the site is currently higher now (it's our busy season) and the site has become much slower, which is unexpected ...
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RSA certificate configured for SERVER does NOT include an ID which matches the server name

I recently started a LAMP server (all the latest versions) w/ WordPress on it, and I'm trying to install a SSL certificate that I recently purchased. When I restart apachectl, error_log gives me this: ...
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Bad disk performance on m3.medium (SSD) EC2 instance [closed]

May be I'm missing something but at a glance new SSD-based m3.medium EC2 instance doesn't provide any disk performance advantage. I didn't run benchmark tools yet, but directory copying, directory ...
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How can I configure iptables to forward and forget?

I'm trying to create a front controller where users can connect to a specific port and have their connection redirected to a different IP/port. The reason I'd like to be able to do this is for ...