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

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My EC2 instance's email is being spam blocked by gmail

I'm not sure what to do about this. When on a different IP (the same server set up, domain etc), we had no problems with email deliverability. Since transferring to EC2, despite having the AWS imposed ...
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Convert a .vmx file for use on EC2

I've got a virtual machine that I'd like to have running as an EC2 instance. Is there any way to simply convert a .vmx to an EC2 image?
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SSL certificate for site on Amazon ec2 possible?

we're thinking of getting an application hosted on the ec2 service, and the application's documentation says that an SSL certificate can be installed for secure communication (https). Its not clear ...
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How to move SSL certificate to another EC2 Win 2008 instance

We have an EC2 Windows 2008 instance that crashed and would not reboot. We have now rebuilt the instance. We had an Entrust cert on that instance and need to move the cert to the new instance. How ...
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Confused by Amazon EC2 Spot Price and On-demand price, help needed

I am a little confused by Amazon EC2 Spot price and on demand price. For example, an On-demand windows instance's price is $0.07 per hour. If I bid on the "spot requests", Do I put down price lower ...
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Nicer hostnames on EC2 (+Rightscale)

EC2 servers spawned via Rightscale have reasonable nicknames like foo_03 inside Rightscale UI. These nicknames seem to be completely disconnected from anything else in EC2 - they're not even anywhere ...
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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 ...
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Perfmon - Cannot start data collector set

While running perfmon on Windows 2008 server after creating a data collector set and attempting to start I receive the following error: "The Data Collector Set or one of its dependencies is already ...
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Recover EC2 instance created from AMI of other EBS instance

It rebooted, then won't restart. Forgive me if I'm short on details - still collecting them. It is an EBS image created from an AMI which was created from another EBS image. The notes at end may ...
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Linux distros for EC2 advice?

I'm using Centos right now as it seemed like the most popular choice, but even the most recent 5.5 has a lot of truly ancient software like Ruby 1.8.5 (that's 2006!). Ubuntu doesn't suffer from this, ...
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Can I have Postfix relay for everyone on a second port?

I have a Postfix instance on an EC2 server which will need to accept mail from the outside world (e.g. port 25 will be mapped to it from a virtual IP.) I also want to use this server to send mail ...
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Accessing jetty server on aws via internal ip

I've setup a solr server in aws. It's an ubuntu server and jetty is the webserver being used. I'm able to access the solr instance externally but my webserver can't access the solr instance via the ...
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Policies for maintaining access credentials on EC2

Managing EC2 access keys and X.509 certificates can become challenging when you start to deal with large numbers of instances. Do any EC2 users here have good policies and/or tools for: rotating ...
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Add Keypair to existing EC2 instance

I was given AWS Console access to an account with 2 instances running that I cannot shut down (in production). I would however like to gain SSH access to these instances, is it possible to create a ...
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connecting to mysql internal to ec2

I have a db server db.example.com CNAME'd to its external ec2 domain ec2-some-ip.aws.com I have a client ec2-another-ip.aws.com trying to connect to my db.example.com. I granted privileges: grant ...
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Is possible to convert EBS-backed ami to s3-backed ami

I have an EBS AMI running Windows Server 2008. Is possible to converter it to a S3 backed ami? In ElasticFox, the "bundle into an S3 ami" option is grayed out. If this is possible, how? If this is ...
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Amazon EC2 instances changes server time/date on reboots and other time weirdness

I have a windows instance up in EC2. I manually set the timezone to Pacific. 1) For some reason using window's built in time sync doesn't work in the instance...but whatever. I turn off automatic ...
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On Amazon EC2, using the Ruby on Rails Fedora AMI image, where is the mongrel_rail process getting launched?

I can't figure out where the the mongrel_rails process is getting started on an Amazon EC2 box. I am launching this instance: Ruby on Rails Web Starter (AMI Id: ami-bf3968fa) I think there is a non ...
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Detecting EC2 account name from inside an EC2 running instance

Is there a way for a running instance, via the meta-data facility to find out the ec2 account name that the instance is running under? Looking up the meta-data service yields the following items we ...
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Making webpages on the server accessible

I have just set up a LAMP EC2 instance using rightscale when I got to the link: "http://ec2-xxx.compute-1.amazonaws.com/" I get the standard apache welcome page. Now on my server I have the ...
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Making webpages on the server accessible [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Making webpages on the server accessible I have just set up a LAMP EC2 instance using rightscale when I got to the link: "http://ec2-xxx.compute-1.amazonaws.com/" I ...
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Provisioning development environment on the Cloud

I'm planning a development environment on the cloud. My target platform is Microsoft .Net and preferred cloud id Amazon AWS (although I'm open for suggestions). I'm planning to purchase a High-Memory ...
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Created AMI in region1 and want to start Inatance in region2

I have an EC2 AMI in region1. I however want to start an EC2 instance with this image in region2. Seems like should be a common scanario, but I can't find a way to do this. I prefer to use ...
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Connect .Net web app to a MySQL DB all in AWS

What do I need to do to allow my web app running on Win2k8 in AWS to connect to my MySQL database server also running in AWS?
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EBS volum on ec2 with ubuntu image from alestic

when I boot the ubuntu 10.04 EBS image from alestic on EC2 I get two drives. /dev/sda1 seems like the root device and it's on 15GB. I find it in my volume folder in the AWS. I also get an 150GB ...
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Running several SMTP servers in EC2 behind one load balancer and single Elastic IP - will it work?

We have web application hosted on EC2. We use two Ubuntu servers: one is web server, second is database server. Web server has public Elastic IP assigned. Now we want to send notification mails from ...
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EC2/Windows: Install apps, save image (AMI), use later?

I need to test with various versions of applications running on windows. I'm tempted to use something like EC2, with the idea being: Fire up a base EC2 windows instance. Install the app (eg. ...
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Schedule EC2 instances

I want to be able to schedule some simple EC2 EBS backed instances (already configured) to start at 8am and stop at 4pm. This is only time I'll be using my integration server. Is there a simple ...
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Linux AMIs to get started on Amazon EC2 with Java application server

I'm trying to set up my first Amazon EC2 instance and having trouble selecting the right AMI given the huge amount of choice available. Requirements: Intended to run one (smallish) web site with a ...
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cannot connect to MS FTP 7.5 on Windows 2008 on Amazon EC2 instance

I have just installed the MS FTP 7.5 upgrade on my Windows 2008 Server (Service Pack 2) running on an Amazon EC2 instance. In the FTP Firewall Support settings for the server in IIS Manager I have ...
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Users getting this compile error

Hi I am setting up multiple users using sungrid on an EC2 cluster and have run into this error. Anyone know what it means? /usr/bin/ld: cannot open output file helloworldmpi: Permission denied ...
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Amazon EC2 Spot Instances very slow at getting accepted/starting

I've recently made a new Ubuntu EBS image on Amazon EC2 and since what I am running isn't of the utmost importance, have decided to run it as a spot instance to take advantage of the lower pricing. ...
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Amazon machine images and licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I browsed Amazon Machine Images (AMI) available at Amazon for using VM in the cloud, and found some machines ...
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connecting to an EC2 instance via ssh on a created user

I can connect to my EC2 instance as root but if I create a user I get a Permission denied(public key) error. Here is the output from ssh -v OpenSSH_5.3p1 Debian-3ubuntu3, OpenSSL 0.9.8k 25 Mar 2009 ...
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Performance of SQL Server on Amazon EC2?

Does anyone have performance stories to share about running SQL Server 2008 on Amazon EC2 instances? We are performing some tests, and not unexpectedly see some disk IO performance issues. ...
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What's the connection between an AWS EC2 AMI's private key and the ~/.ssh/authorized_keys?

I have an EC2 instance running with a keypair that I don't have access to the private key of. I am currently accessing the instance freely thanks to having the public key of my own custom keypair ...
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Amazon ec2 - how to setup?

Everytime I launch a new large ec2 instance, I get 30GB of storage, Did I do something wrong? shouldn't i get 850GB? See instance type http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/ Large Instance 7.5 ...
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How to use Amazon Elastic IP?

I get a new elastic IP, I attach it to an instance, but it doesn't work? I can't ping the IP from my local computer either? Am I missing something here? How do I use Amazon Elastic IP? When is a new ...
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How do I know if our emails are being marked as Spam?

We host our site on Amazon EC2. Our users subscribe for weekly email alerts. Since many IPs with EC2 are with a history, to make sure mails are not marked as spam, we use a third party SMTP service. ...
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Save and restore striped disk configuration on Windows 2008

I am running Windows 2008 Datacenter on Amazon EC2 and have created 4 EBS volumes that I am going to attach to the instance and create a single striped volume in Windows. My main concern is having to ...
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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, ...
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How can I point my domain name to my Amazon EC2 Elastic IP address?

I have an Elastic IP address that points to an instance of my EC2. How can I configure my domain name (hosted at GoDaddy) to point there?
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In Amazon EC2, how do I make it run a python script when I “clone” that instance?

Suppose I have a script in /home/myuser/go.py How do I run that script, when a new instance is booted? (I'm used to using the point-and-click control panel Amazon has...)
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Should a puppet server be local to the network or available to all networks?

We have several servers that I'd like to start managing with Puppet. We have: Linux servers in our California office that I access over a VPN Linux servers in an Oklahoma data center that I access ...
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Can I try Amazon EC2 for free?

Will I be charged for Amazon EC2 if I have very low traffic and usage ? ok It's not that expensive except I work for Big Corporate it's difficult to have a credit card so I have to use mine and I ...
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Creating swap files faster

I'm using Amazon EC2 and wish to be able to quickly generate large swapfiles (~10+GB) on instance startup. Unfortunately, I/O speed on my instances (c1.xlarge) is slow enough (20 MB/s) that this ...
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AWS Amazon EC2 - password-less SSH login for non-root users using PEM keypairs

We've got a couple of clusters running on AWS (HAProxy/Solr, PGPool/PostgreSQL) and we've setup scripts to allow new slave instances to be auto-included into the clusters by updating their IPs to ...
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Amazon EC2 - Are multiple requests from the same user guaranteed to go to the same instance?

In a scenario where an application is hosted by multiple instances in Amazon EC2 (with load balancing), are multiple requests from the same user guaranteed to go to the same instance?
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Creating own Amazon Machine Image - Kernel panic

I have created own AMI and registered it on Amazon EC2. But while AMI startup I receive following error: Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,1) The image ...
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Amazon EC2: Switching between VM types

How long does it take to switch from one VM type to another ? (small to large for example) If you are using windows VM, will you need to reconfigure your server?