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RDS very slow and storage incosistencies [closed]

A couple of hours ago one of our AWS EC2 instances spike in CPU usage to 90 - 100%. That server, along with several other production servers, use one main RDS instance for the databases. All server ...
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how to get rid of the “www” in the url with AWS EC2 and Route 53 services.

I'm having a hard time figuring out how to get rid of "www" in the url. I am looking for giving access to the website when you type down mywebiste.co as well as redirecting www.mywebsite.co to ...
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AWS ELB Monitoring - instance state “Unknown”

We have a nagios script (python) which monitors our AWS ELBs and alerts if there are unhealthy instances. It has been working fine for some months. Over the last week or so, we've started receiving ...
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Server refused our key (AWS) - Putty

I've just signed up to AWS and launched EC2, downloaded key (.pem) file then generated ppk file using puttykeygen. Using this ppk file I've tried to log in to the server via SSH using Putty but it's ...
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How can I create redundant EC2 instances when also using EBS?

I am searching for a host for a web application that must interact with a few terabytes worth of files. One solution I'm considering is to host the application on Amazon EC2 with multiple EBS ...
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How to add HTTPS to Elastic Load Balancer?

I'm using boto to create an Apache http server that "hides" behind an AWS Elastic Load Balancer (ELB). However, the ELB DNS address is functional only when I specify port 80 (http) in its security ...
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Why I can't ping server on remote network from AWS through VPN

I've created a VPC in Amazon and created a number of subnets - both public and private. 1 of these subnets is a private subnet that has a linux server in it. I've created a virtual private gateway for ...
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Amazon Route 53 domain mapping

We have some EC2 instances running NGINX that will be accessed via a loadbalancer that can be reached via www.example.com. The loadbalancer redirects the traffic to the appropriate EC2 servers. This ...
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Why can't the root IAM account view stuff created by IAM user?

I'm having problems with AWS, that I guess is somehow related to IAM. I'm afraid I might be missing something obvious here, but I can't find it anywhere. Here's what I did: logged into the AWS ...
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Using AWS, is there a way to build an AMI so it auto-joins the domain?

So we want to let developers have access into AWS natively, and when building a windows machine have it automatically join the domain and potentially add some tools, etc. Since I am used to using the ...
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Deleting a Key Pair for AWS EC2 Instance with EBS

I have an AWS EC2 Instance using EBS and I want to stop the use of the current private key, and use a new one. As I understand it, merely deleting the key pair on the AWS Console just deletes the ...
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AWS Record Set Creation in New Region

Our application submits AWS Route 53 record set changes so that we can create new subdomains programmatically. Up until this point, everything has been hosted in the US-West (Oregon) region, and is ...
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Elastic Beanstalk git aws.push taking a long time and more

I am starting to use the git aws.push command from within a git repository for a certain project we are currently working on. Within the root of the repo I have got the .elasticbeanstalk directory ...
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Will a SSD storage perform like a magnetic for small root volumes in AWS EC2?

I have a t1.micro instance with 8GB of magnetic EBS volume as it's root disk with a LAMP environment on it. I thought that I will upgrade it to t2.micro with 8GB of General Purpose SSD volume. ...
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ssh: connect to host port 22: Connection refused -> AWS

Just moved offices. Our production servers are on AWS and the Security Groups have being updated to reflect our new External IP. I have tried another computer with the same response both Mac OS X. ...
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AWS CloudFormation - Custom variables in templates

Is there any way to define shortcuts for often-used values derived from CloudFormation template parameters? For example - I've got a script that creates a Multi-AZ Project stack with ELB name project ...
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SSL Error in IIS 7.5

We run an analytics application called Spotfire. Typically, it has an Application Server and a Web server running on different VMs. In this case, we have a public and private server so that we can ...
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Windows EBS Volume from snapshot at instance launch is OFFLINE

Using Powershell launching a Server 2012 R2 machine. I can launch an instance from the stock Server 2012R2 AMI with a defined new EBS volume for d: drive, and upon boot, is online, and works fine. ...
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Static IP address for outgoing traffic from AWS autoscaling group

I'm going to have a number of EC2 instances in an Elastic Beanstalk autoscaling group in a default subnet in a VPC. The app on these EC2 instances needs to connect to a third party service who uses an ...
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AWS EC2 - Will I maintain SSH access launching an instance from an EBS-backed AMI?

I'm using an Ubuntu machine with Amazon's EC2 service. I've taken an EBS-backed AMI of this computer. If my current instance shuts down, when I launch an instance from the saved AMI, will I ...
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AWStats LogFormat for AWS Elastic Load Balancer

Hoping someone can point out what is wrong with the LogFormat I'm attempting to use with the access logs generated by Amazon ELB. Multi-line for ServerFault readability: %time5 %elb %host %host_port ...
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OpsWorks Auto Healing instances that fail ELB (load balancer) test

From the AWS documentation I understand that some kind of unresponsiveness from an instance will cause it to be terminated. There is nothing in the docs that would suggest that ELB health checks can ...
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How to create 2 servers in AWS, one DC and another member of DC and make the relation last after IPs change [closed]

I am planning to build a sharepoint development farm on AWS. I know how to do this, but I need a minimum of 2 servers Server 1: Domain Controller, W2012R2, DC Role 1gb of RAM Server 2: Sql Server + ...
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AWS second NIC vs secondary IP

this is just a fundamental question. I started working on Amazon Web Services last night and realised that I can either add a second NIC to my instance or add a secondary IP to my existing NIC. ...
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Using ec2-import-volume with vhd already in S3

I have a vhd file that is already existing in my s3 bucket. I want to mount this as ssd/ebs backed storage on an AMI that I spin up later. I read that you can upload a vhd using ec2-import-volume to ...
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DNS A record is not working with Amazon Route 53

I have a domain name from MediaTemple that I would like to point to a server EC2 instance on AWS. On my registrar's web site I specified AWS name servers. Using Route 53 I created specified DNS record ...
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AWS CloudFront passthrough on specific cookie

We have an AWS CloudFront setup where we heavily cache requests. What I'm looking to do is pass those requests through (even if there is a cached copy) whenever there's a specific cookie set. Is this ...
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Launching an RDS in a private subnet in VPC and access it from a web application

I have setup a VPC which has two subnets. One is a public subnet (I have Internet Gateway attached to it) and the other one is a private subnet. My web application resides inside the public subnet and ...
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How to get rid of firewall blockage to ssh to my ec2 instance [closed]

I've made my ec2 instance on AWS and I worked on it at home like a charm and everything went fine (connection wise) Today I went to the library and when I tried to ssh into my ec2 using PuTTy as I ...
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Is it possible to configure inheritance for EC2 VPC Security Groups?

We'd like to be able to access the instances in our VPC from the various public IPs that we have in our corporate network. Is it possible to create security groups (like operator-security-group) and ...
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How to get terminal access to a php/AngularJS app deployed using opsWorks

Background: I have a php backend application (cakephp with dependencies resolved with composer), and javascript front end (AngularJS, using bower for dependency management), with the repository on ...
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Best Method to test Opened Ports [closed]

We have a requirment where in we have to test 500+ Port opening rules. So requires a suggest on below points. Which is the best tool to test the connectivity of the ports. Telnet will be sufficient ...
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AWS / VPC Multiple Public IP

Thanks for your time in advanced! I am trying to setup some infratstructe in AWS / VPC that utilises a Dev, Test and Prod environment. Everything is complete expect for the networking side in the ...
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Conflicting ip routes with local table on attaching a virtual network interface

I have an EC2 instance with these ip rules: $ sudo ip rule show 0: from all lookup local 32766: from all lookup main 32767: from all lookup default I can attach an elastic network interface to ...
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ssh timeout issue connecting to an EC2 instance on OS X

I am new to AWS and not a networking expert but curious to know more about it. I created a VPC with a public subnet only. Then i created an EC2 instance using an Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit pv AMI image ...
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AWS EB Change db name via DBInstanceIdentifier

I'm using ElasticBeanstalk for many apps and many environments (not that many but just making a point here). I'd like to have my databases (RDS instances) have human-readable names. When I change a ...
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Setup of high-end web server and DB server cluster on Amazon EC2: Is this how it's done? [closed]

EC2, Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud virtual machine service, has many configuration options. So, I want to confirm that this configuration is correct for a scalable database and web server backend. ...
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Drive Mapped On Amazon EC2 Instance Startup Disconnected After Logon

I am launching an Amazon EC2 instance (Windows Server 2012), and on startup (though User Data field), it runs this powershell script: <powershell> NET CONFIG SERVER /AUTODISCONNECT:-1 ...
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HAProxy and Intermediate SSL Certificate Issue

We are currently experiencing an issue with verifying a Comodo SSL certificate on an Ubuntu AWS cluster. Browsers are displaying the site/content fine and showing all the relevant certificate ...
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Do i have to always carry *.pem file to log in my AWS server in other computer?

I have a EC2 server (UBUNTU). I have a macbook and my ".pem" file is in my laptop computer. When i try to log in my server through putty in other computer, it require my ".pem" file. Do i have to ...
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Connect to RDS inside a VPC using Opsworks located in another VPC

I have a RDS instance (mysql) inside a VPC called vpc-a (10.0.0.0/16). This instance is private, it can only be accessed from vpc-a. We created a stack on opsworks inside another VPC called vpc-b ...
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AWS - What do we mean by associating a subnet with an elastic network interface? [closed]

I'm trying to understand the meaning of this output: [user@ip-10-1-3-12 ~]$ ip route default via 10.1.3.1 dev eth0 default via 10.1.0.1 dev eth2 metric 10002 10.1.0.0/16 dev eth2 proto kernel ...
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Website down… due to sleeping MySQL connections?

I've just inherited the administration of a website, and I'm finding some problems: When the traffic in the site peaks (it happens when our posts are featured in some distribution lists/RSS feed), ...
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Apache optimisation

I'm trying to set properly an apache installation on an aws instance EC2 m3 Large (with 7.5 Gio or RAM). Once or twice a week, apache crash with the message: [Thu Aug 14 12:38:33.552250 2014] ...
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EC2 AMI instance store backup grub utility required

Working on backup of whole ec2 volume and image to upload to s3. Using RHEL7 and it internally uses Grub2 as bootloader. EC2 AMI tools requires grub legacy loader and I'm struck up in this loader. ...
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Pull GitHub repo on Ubuntu server start

I have an autoscaling EC2 group and I have a central config using git between servers. They are set up with keys, so they don't need a password. I want to make sure when an instance gets started and ...
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Configuring SSL through IIS on an AWS EC2 Windows instance

I am trying to enable HTTPS connections to a website hosted through IIS on an Amazon EC2 instance. The instance is running Windows Server 2012. I do not have a wildcard certificate. The EC2 instance ...
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How can I use IAM pollicies to restrict a user to only launch instances with a specific set of AMIs?

I have the AMIs I want to allow tagged with the "type" tag. Here's the policy I tried: { "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ ...
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AWS Route 53 alias-record change takes too long

I have setup a stack in AWS Cloudformation, which is up and running. The stack contains an ELB (load balancer) and a few EC2-instances. When we do a new deployment of our application, we build a new ...
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Nginx serving old files after symlink changes

I'm hosting an API/website on AWS using Nginx, and the last few weeks I've started having a problem where deploying new code doesn't actually change what's being served. I have a bash script to ...