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Scaling Multiple SSL Domains on Multiple EC2 instances in AWS ELB

I'm setting up server that will host multiple SSL domains across a wide range of load balanced EC2 instances and being a programmer who really sucks at network/infrastructure stuff I had some ...
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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 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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No targets available when trying to set alias target from Route 53 to S3

I'm trying to setup a simple Amazon AWS S3 based website, as explained here. I've setup the S3 bucket (simples3websitetest.com), gave it the (hopefully) right permissions: { "Version": ...
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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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Can't upload certificate to AWS

I'm doing: aws iam upload-server-certificate --server-certificate-name MysiteCertificate --certificate-body Downloads/mysite/mysite.crt --private-key mysite.pem --certificate-chain ...
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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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AWS Multi-AZ SQL?

Client is requesting RDS SQL, but would like it in a multi-az setup. I am aware that this is not supported by AWS. Anyone familiar with this scenario, or have any tips? I am not a SQL guy
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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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AWS Free Tier Ending,How to make the resources reserved , rather than paying pay-as-you-go prices [duplicate]

I have been using AWS Free Tier for a year now.It is expiring in a week's time. I'm trying to figure out how to make my currently running resources in the FREE Tier to be billed under reserved ...
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SSH broken in my running ubuntu EC2

I have an AWS EC2 with ubuntu, due to a bad config I disabled login by key and by password and now I can't access by SSH. I have no idea how to solve this problem. Any help will be appreciated. ...
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How do I configure AWS to host my apex domain?

I have several apex domains that all point to the same website. I am migrating it to AWS, and I need to figure out how to route requests to my ELB. I know I can't create a CNAME, but what are my other ...
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Best way to 'Auto-Tag' AWS Instances [duplicate]

I have an environment with a couple of hundred instances in AWS (all windows).. Most of them are missing tags. I was wondering if anyone had a good way of 'auto-tagging' instances in AWS.. looking for ...
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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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Auto-Tagging EC2 Instances in AWS (Windows Servers only)

I am looking for some guidance from the serverfault community. We are spinning up several new AWS instances (windows server 2008/2012) over the next few days. We have a naming convention in place for ...
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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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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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Varnish doesn't cache anything: varnishstat always with 0 ratio

I've set up apache and Varnish, no particular configuration involved (apache on 8080, varnish serving pages at port 80). I also dropped cookies in Varnish to ensure maximum caching of Wordpress sites. ...
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Updating aws security group from an instance

I am new to aws. I have a third party service running on an instance. The service uses a few different ports. When there is a need to restart the service some of the ports change randomly even though ...
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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 VPC: How to block inbound traffic on specific IP of an instance while allowing on other IPs of the same instance

Specifications I have an amazon VPC instance with the following specifications: Windows 2003 (32 bit). Two Network Interfaces each with 6 IPs. 6 instances of a software (called backweb) installed ...
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Riverbed Stringray TrafficManger - API calls for Autoscaling

I am looking for advice on writing a bash script to put new server that we spin-up in AWS and get them added to our Stingrays. We are creating a new environment in AWS that will be muilt-AZ in AWS ...
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using git with web hook from github

I try to deploy from a github web hook my code. So I create a deploy file: <?php error_reporting(E_ALL); if ( $_POST['payload'] ) { echo ("****************************************\n"); ...
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Amazon Cloudfront with S3. Access Denied

We're trying to distribute out S3 buckets via Cloudfront but for some reason the only response is an AccessDenied XML document like the following: <Error> ...
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How to change assigned letter for Ephemeral drives automatically?

I have an AWS Windows box (Windows 2008 R2) with the following disks: C:\ 60 Gb (EBS) D:\ 200 Gb (EBS) Y:\ 40 Gb (Ephemeral SSD) Z:\ 40 Gb (Ephemeral SSD) Every time it boots I change ephemeral ...
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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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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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SSH broken pipe error after adding user to group

I did something quite stupidly, apparently. I was trying to set up SFTP, and followed a tutorial that ultimately got me to run usermod -a -G sftpusers ubuntu. After doing so, trying to connect via ...
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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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Amazon AWS: Can I attach volumes at runtime?

I can attach volumes in the AWS Web Console by going to Volumes and attach it to my instance. Unfortunately the Linux Server does not react to this addition of the volume. Nothing appears in dmesg, ...
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Amazon RDS Instances: db.m1.large vs db.m3.large

Recently, Amazon announced new instance types for RDS. Currently, we are running db.m1.large, and it looks like the new db.m3.large is comparable but cheaper. We're new to AWS, so before moving ...
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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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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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in cloudformation is it possible to create a reusable string?

i have a string the is formed from a number of variables which i use for many different things such as Tags and host names. is there a way of creating a reusable string that i can just Ref though ...
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Should I stick with ELB? How bad is a DDoS attack of 2 million packets per second?

I have an Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) on Amazon Web Services under DDoS attack (specifically a SYN flood) that Amazon has said occasionally hit over 2.4 million packets per second. While it hasn't ...
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mkfs doesn't work using fabric

I am writing a python script that creating an amazon volume and attach it to an instance using boto. To do so, I need to create a file system using mkfs command. So, I wrote this code: with ...
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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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ELB healthcheck with multiple applications on same instance

Right now we're in the process of migrating our application on AWS, and we plan on having two applications (java war) on each instance ( We're using Tomcat as our application server). One of them has ...
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Accessing Amazon S3 from a private VPC subnet

If I have a VPC running and some servers located in the private portion of that network that do backend processing by downloading files from amazon s3, can I access S3 internally to get at those ...
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Unchanged Elastic Beanstalk transitions to RED health

I've got an application running on Elastic Beanstalk that seems to randomly transition to RED. The App is running just fine and has been for a while (it is also not crashing) but every once in a while ...
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How do I access and use an AWS RDS reserved instance?

I've set up several AWS RDS on-demand instances. Each time, the process was the same, and it included selecting instance type, capacity, storage, etc. When I'm done, and click on the instance icon, I ...
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Connection Refused when connecting ssh with putty on aws instance

We created an ebs volume out of a snapshot of an running instance's root volume and then attached this new volume to instance A. When ssh connecting in putty, there is error saying Connection Refused. ...
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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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Upgrade the storage and/or provisioned IOPS on a reserved RDS instance?

I would like to reserve an RDS instance, but as of right now my instance does not need a lot of storage provisioned. I would like to reserve the instance with 100GB and 500 IOPS provisioned, but I ...
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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 ...