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No key pair attached to the EC2 instance created by ElasticBeanstalk

After I create an application by ElasticBeanstalk, I found the key pair is not attached to the EC2 instance so that I can't access it through SSH or SFTP. Is there a way to attached a key pair for ...
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Why can't I send/receive emails from AWS Ubuntu using Postfix?

I'm trying to send/receive emails on my AWS Ubuntu box. To do so, I'm following the instructions posted by Amazon here. (I skipped the section entitled "To configure integration using a secure ...
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Where to start? Multiple Websites, same IP and port, same SSL, on Apache 2.4, Ubuntu, EC2, behind AWS ELB?

Current Situation: My company runs a number of individual EC2 instances hosting unique websites using multiple subdomains off of a common top-level domain. (abc.foo.com, and def.foo.com, for example). ...
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OpenVPN connection issue

After I successfully connect to the VPN, a TLS handshake that I believe is done for the ping (keep alive parameter) always fails, so I keep getting disconnected after a random period of time. My ...
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How to set up 2 domain name pointing to 2 different folders on the same server?

I have 2 domain names registered. I also have 1 server at AWS. (running Ubuntu) I would like to host 2 websites on my server but have no clue how to do it. I have two directories /var/www/alpha and ...
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AWS for mobile tech start-up [duplicate]

I am representing a tech start-up who are currently meeting with investors. Basically we have calculated usage statistics and our server load requirements and once we gather investment we will be ...
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Verified email id override verified domain [closed]

The verified Email id override verified domain after delete verified from email id in Amazon Amazon Simple Email Service how to resolve this
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Setting up nginx in aws rhel 7 instance, seeing 403 forbidden

So I'm trying to set-up nginx on a RHEL 7 AWS micro instance, nothing fancy just mainly for testing. Installed nginx I believe correctly sudo yum install nginx.x86_64 sudo chkconfig nginx on sudo ...
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s3fs “could not determine how to establish security credentials”

I'm trying to use s3fs to mount an S3 bucket on to a standard AWS Amazon Linux AMI (with all the necessary dependencies installed). However when following this tutorial when I run: s3fs mybucketname ...
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Switch between AWS Beanstalk accounts through the command line

I'm trying to deploy my application through AWS Beanstalk service. I have one environment setup for staging in account A and a different production environment in Account B. Is there a way to switch ...
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Bulding PaaS on top of IaaS (AWS), which approach is better: Chef/Puppet/Ansible/Salt/etc. directly or on layers like OpenShift, Cloud Foundry? [closed]

The situation is: You use AWS as an IaaS, and you need to build your own PaaS for your developers. One approach is to build that PaaS using platforms like Chef/Puppet/Ansible/Salt/etc. Another ...
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Understanding the use of docker on AWS instances

I've read that the basic Amazon Ami has built in docker support. There are a few things I don't understand that perhaps someone could help with. Is a VM (AWS instance) slower to boot than a docker ...
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Unable to ssh to a vagrant started ec2 ubuntu instance

After I ran vagrant up --provider=aws, I could see an ec2 instance being created and became up and running. However it will invariably stuck at this point ==> default: Waiting for SSH to become ...
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Connect with Java to Amazon EC2 instances

I have written a client-server application in Java and I want to run it on Amazon EC2 Ubuntu instacnes. The client runs on an EC2 instance and the server on one and the third EC2 instance is for ...
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Internal DNS doesn't work with CNAME

I have an internal DNS setup setup in my AWS VPC network, I just created an internal load balancer and added a CNAME record to this load balancer, but it's not working. DNS CNAME entry: db1 IN ...
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Python Script portion failing to execute within init.d/ on RedHat 6.5, why?

I've created a init.d script called rmCluster which is supposed to execute a simple python script at shutdown which uses boto to shutdown a particular cluster of servers, with 755 perms, located in ...
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AWS EC2 Ubuntu - Logging Python print statements

What is the easiest way to see "print" statements made when a Python file is executed on my AWS EC2 Ubuntu server? I have tried the aws cli, but this does not work for me.
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Sync Code Between EC2's [Rsync/SSH]

I have a variety of EC2 boxes inside an ELB, one of which is used for SVN exclusively. I currently have a script that gets called as part of the post-commit hook which is meant to sync files between ...
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Calculate AWS Data Transfer for existing on-premise server

We are looking to move our internally hosted servers to AWS. One thing I cannot seem to work out is how much data our servers are going to transmit back to our office. Anyone know of a good way to ...
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Best ways to discover servers in a public cloud? [closed]

I want to make a ubuntu server image to run in a public cloud that discovers when other servers from the same image come online. I came up with this list of solutions, but I'm not sure what is best? ...
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How can I enable outgoing HTTP/HTTPS requests on an EC2 in a public subnet within a VPC on Amazon AWS

I set up a VPC using scenario 2 from the AWS Docs: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonVPC/latest/UserGuide/VPC_Scenario2.html I've assigned an Elastic IP to an EC2 instance running in a Public Subnet. ...
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Check Filesystem of Root Volume (Amazon Linux / RHEL)

How can I check the file system (and repair potential errors) of the root EBS volume (/dev/xvda1) of an Amazon AWS T2 instance? The instance runs the latest version of Amazon Linux (RHEL). Is it ...
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LogFormat for AWS Elastic Load Balancer

is there anyone able to stat AWS ELB access logto Awstats? I have played a little bit to format the log but without any luck. if someone did can share how that can be achived. thanks .
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is it possible to whitelist some public keys in an AWS ELB so that only those clients may connect?

is it possible to load some public SSL keys in to an AWS ELB? I only want to allow connections from certain known clients.
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How to tell the Amazon Load Balancer which instance to use depending on the User Agent?

My application needs to serve files to an external applications that sends requests with an specific User agent. I need to keep the same domain, and keep the same request URL for both, a normal user ...
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Mounted volume is not showing in my EC2 elastic block store list

I have recently launched an m3.xlarge instance on amazon EC2 which is running Ubuntu 14.04. It came with three volumes. One 8gb volume which holds the OS data, and two 40GB data drives. When I ssh ...
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Lost passwordless sudo and no root access

I have a running AWS vm. The only access I have is using the ssh key (.pem file) to log in as ec2-user which is an unprivileged user. From there, I could user the sudo command without a password. ...
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pip won't upgrade awscli

I haven't found any references to this from Google, but I am having this issue on literally dozens of AWS EC2 CentOS instances. The awscli installs fine if it does not already exist. However, starting ...
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AWS EC2 IPTables converts source/dest subnet into ec2.internal hostname?

I have a Debian 6.0.7 x64 AWS EC2 server that I'm running a couple QEMU virtual machines on (don't ask.. long story). I have some IPTables rules to NAT/Forward any traffic (on ports 8080 and 8081) ...
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How is a private data center more secure than a public cloud?

I have customers in the financial services industry that insist that a SaaS hosted on public clouds like Amazon's are not as secure as colocation in a private data center. However, I can't find ...
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Amazon OpsWorks: Automating server startup

Using Amazon OpsWorks, is it possible to auto up and down a linux server, say for example from 4.30pm to 5.30pm ?
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How to give a permanent dns subdomain for a new ec2 instance

After an Amazon EC2 instanced is created, is it possible to give it an address like subdomain1.example.com Domain example.com is a domain purchased through route53. I search the amazon forums but ...
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AWS EC2 - No Space Left on Device

I have an EC2 instance and when I log in I get mktemp: failed to create file via template '/tmp/.colorlsXXX': No space left on device However when I do df -h I see Filesystem Size Used ...
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Assign chef roles to layer/instance

I'm trying to get the following cookbook running in OpsWorks: https://github.com/lusis/chef-logstash/ Following their documentation I have to assign roles to my server(s) to get stuff running. They ...
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How to access unreachable AWS instance?

I have an AWS instance that suddenly I've lost access both by SSH and to the web server there. I used to access by a public Elastic IP (54.76.201.91), so I know for sure that Security Groups are ok. ...
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Cannot mount an existing EBS on AWS

I tried mounting an existing EBS Storage (which has data) to an instance, but it keeps throwing this error. mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/xvdf, missing codepage or ...
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aws cli tool set up - unable to connect ec2 and retrieve instance information

I am trying to use aws configure to set up the cli tool aws configure --profile work AWS Access Key ID [None]: ABCD AWS Secret Access Key [None]: 123456 Default region name [None]: Default output ...
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OpsWorks Lifecycle Events, I'm trying to understand Configure better

I have become the interim ops guy until the company I am contracting for finds one that knows a heck of a lot more than me. I'm going through our current setup for OpsWorks and our recipes. I noticed ...
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Disk Partitioning on AWS EC2

I'd like to know if it's possible to create a partioned volume and if it even makes sense to do that on an Amazon EC2 server. I have a standard Ubuntu server and I'd like to separate the /home and ...
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AWS: Sync WWW folder between multiple load balanced instances

I am new to AWS. I am trying to setup an EC2 web server. I got the server up and running, I made the AMI (which included the WWW folder), added the load balancer etc. I terminated the original ...
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AWS Route53 Replicate to thrid party name servers

Is it possible to configure Route53 to replicate to non Amazon name servers?
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Using Proxy Protocol with AWS ELBs and IIS 8

I'm trying to move my SignalR application, hosted in AWS behind an ELB on IIS8, to use websockets. After following the steps recommended by AWS (change listeners on the ELB to TCP, enable proxy ...
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AWS: how to log into management console in browser via *username*/password, NOT via *email*/password?

For years, I have had a personal AWS account (for developer purposes) in which I've created various EC2 instances at different times. Today, one of my clients has asked me to log into his AWS account ...
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PHP install on clean Amazon Linux AMI

I'm trying to get a script working to bring up new Amazon Linux EC2 instances with php55 and the Amazon PHP sdk. However, I'm running into a problem that I think is caused by PHP version conflicts. I ...
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EC2 autoscalling and code deployments

I'm just starting with EC2 load balancer and trying to implement autos-calling and fault-tolerance. The database is hosted in RDS, sessions are shared, files are shared using S3. I can't seem to ...
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AWS Instance Suddenly Not Available in Browser - SSH and ping work

I am very new AWS and sys admin so bear with me... I noticed my website was suddenly down today and have been working to sniff out the issue. No site files were changed as far as I am aware. Here is ...
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Dynamic DNS for subdomain using AWS & Route53

I'm writing a dynamic DNS service which should return results based on a db query. My DNS server is written in node.js and it queries the database for the actual IP. My domain is hosted on Route53, ...
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AWS Linux yum repository can't find MongoDB packages for install

I am trying to install the latest version of MongoDB for my 32-bit AWS Linux instance. I am following these instructions from the MongoDB documentation. I have created the .repo file in the proper ...
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Can you configure AWS Console for your time zone?

We have a maintenance event coming up on our EC2 servers, and the AWS Console lists the event time in UTC-5 - which is US Eastern. Start time September 26, 2014 7:00:00 AM UTC-5 Our company is ...
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how can I add/remove security groups on running ec2 instances which is not included in VPC?

I want to change the security group on running ec2 instance which is not included in VPC. I read that this is possible only if my instance is running in VPC. I tried to create a VPC and include my ...