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unable to bootstrap ec2 ubuntu instance

Hi I am trying to bootstrap an ubuntu ec2 instance using knife command line tool, but when ever I run this command knife ec2 server create -x ubuntu --region ap-southeast-1 -i ami-0cdf4965 -S key ...
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bootstrapping an ubuntu ec2 instance using chef and knife

I am bootstrapping a ec2 ubuntu based chef node using chef, it creates an instance but it says Failed to authenticate ubuntu - trying password authand asks for the password. But a newly created ubuntu ...
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Benefits of SR-IOV when most communications are between guest VMs

I am about to buy a new server to run VWware ESXi (Dell T320 w/25GB + RAID10). It will mainly be running a Linux host running web applications and a Windows file/database server. I plan to use AWS ...
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Need to rebuild array from EBS volumes on AWS

I shutdown a bunch of instances on our AWS account as we're no longer developing for a product. After shutting down everything, before hitting the delete button on the EBS volumes, we decided we would ...
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Multiple EC2 security groups - permissive or restrictive?

What happens when I assign multiple security groups to an instance? Is it permissive in the sense that the traffic is allowed in if any one of the security groups allows it. OR is it restrictive in ...
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Amazon EC2 - launching AMI by default

I've recently completed a project using EC2 for hosting, problem is it keeps launching an AMI when I terminate my running instance. How do I prevent this from happening? I dont' want any running ...
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Use for the AWS Free Tier [closed]

I've just completed a Blog Project in Django. While looking for hosting solutions, I found that running the project on the Shared Hosting offered by majority of the Hosting Providers wasn't possible. ...
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EC2 instance not reachable by web deploy

I'm followed directions here: how-to-install-webdeploy-on-windows-server-2012 on a server 2012 EC2 instance. Then I followed directions here: ...
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What security assurances does a developer running a Windows EC2 hosted Web application need? [closed]

Being a developer, security is a completely new world for me! I have a windows EC2 instance running Windows server 2012 RTM, public facing .NET 4.5 Web application and SQL server 2012 web edition. ...
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Can you require MFA for AWS IAM accounts?

Is it possible to require Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) be enabled for specific/all IAM accounts in Amazon Web Services? There are options for password requirements and it's clear how one can ...
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Trouble understanding AWS integration with self-hosting

Lets say I have existing infrastructure for web server(s), application server(s), and database servers. Now I want to take advantage of some of Amazon's Web Service offerings. Lets take RDS for ...
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Can i be hosting on a dedicated server and serve only my homepage from Amazon S3?

I currently host on a dedicated server. I want to serve only my homepage from Amazon S3/CDN. Is this in anyway possible using DNS. Only Homepage should be served using amazon s3/cdn, rest of the ...
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AWS MSSQL RDS Instance periodically timing out

Every 5 or so days (including just now) I get a barrage of timeout errors from my webapp. If I look at what my SQL instance is doing in CloudWatch, it reports this: Freeable space: http://cl.ly/NBRM ...
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Amazon AWS, Static IP … instance now not booting

I set up a web server using AWS with a few websites. As I had multiple websites, I set up the network card to have multiple static internal IPs (10.* range). At the time I did this, everything seemed ...
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Why is logrotate not rotating logs Tomcat access logs on aws centos 6.3?

I have the following file in /etc/logrotate.d: /usr/share/apache-tomcat/logs/*.access { nodateext copytruncate daily rotate 7 notifempty postrotate EXT=`date --date='-1 day' +%Y-%m-%d` /bin/gzip $1.1 ...
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Amazon Web Services viable for OpenGL driven app? [closed]

Our company currently has an openGL/directX powered app for viewing 3D models. Some of our customers have expressed an interest in a cloud based solution that would allow their users of devices with ...
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Checking Amazon AWS EC2 instance quality / speed after creation

Here is an article about not all EC2 instances of the same type having equal computing performance: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/22/ec2_hardware_heterogeneity/ I recently ran into this issue ...
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Amazon EC2 and RDS - Creating Access

I was wondering how I can automatically enable access to my RDS server from my EC2 server. I have read that you can do this using keys kept on the EC2 server but I would rather not go that route. ...
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Amazon Ec2 Elastic IP - Outbound IP?

I am trying to make a kind of proxy using elastic IPs on my Amazon EC2 instance. My question is, say I associate an elastic IP to my Amazon instance, and then I make an outbound connection from my EC2 ...
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Elastic IP on Amazon EC2 - How does this effect rate limiting?

I have been reading about elastic IP's with Amazon EC2 instances. I was wondering, a lot of the stuff I do with my server is based on IP limits, like for example google map geocoding which is limited ...
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Can't find the archive-keyring on amazon instance

Im relatively new to this so please bear with me .. Im running an amazon instance with ubuntu 11.10 and after performing apt-get upgrade everything with my package manager went haywire if i try ...
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ec2 instance cant mount glusterfs server

My EC2 instance tries to mount glusterfs volume whic located on another EC2 instance . client instance's /etc/fstab file contains: glusterserver1:/export/brick1 /mnt/glusterfs glusterfs defaults 0 ...
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Create an Amazon EC2 instance with automatic access to private S3

I was wondering. Say I have a file in a private S3 bucket, and I then deploy an EC2 instance which has something like that in its rc.local: GET http://privateamazons3url.com How can I make it so ...
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Load balancing with High Availability - SQL Server + IIS using AWS

This is my first time load-balancing with high-availability using Windows and SQL Server. Looking for some validation and input on my planned setup. Now, typically when I want to create a HA ...
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How to create an AMI excluding some volume

I have an EC2 Instance of Linux. In that Instance another EBS volume /dev/sdh is attached. Now when I create an AMI from that instance with EC2 API Tools. It creates 2 snapshots. Now my question is, ...
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Host Interceptor gives localhost as hostname in aws

This is a repost of the question I asked in stackoverflow I'm trying to write my apache logs from my ec2 instances. I want the logs separated by hostname. I'm using host interceptor to get the ...
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AWS managemnt using Cloudstack GUI

I am using Cloudtsack 4.0.1 with support for AWS. But can this be used to graphically manage AWS instances? So far I can use only EC2 commands which can be possible even with out Cloudstack.
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Manage SNS Topic Metrics

I've created many Metrics Topics and I want to edit and delete some. But couldn't find any way in console to do so. Is it possible somewhere in the Console? Is there are any APIS, commands I can use ...
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insalling glusterfs client on Amazon Linux AMI

I created glusterfs instances using Ubuntu TLS AMI. I want my existing instances (Amazon Linux AMI) connect to glusterfs servers. There is no Amazon Linux folder at the glusterfs's download page: ...
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defining EBS volume size to use with glusterfs

I'm trying to build a glusterfs network file system on Amazon EC2. I trying to define EBS Volume size. I'm planning to use 2 x 12Gb volumes at the begining stage and then add extra volumes in the ...
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Cloudwatch alarms strange behavior

We're implementing some new alarms recently that needs to monitor CPU for 1 min period. Alarms are acting in very strange way. They show Good status for a min and for the min after they show ...
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installing glusterfs on amazon ec2

My drupal website running on Amazon EC2 cloud. My instances use S3 storage for dynamic files. But I realized that S3 is too slow and it may cause problems. I want to use glusterfs instead of S3. To ...
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Can a Dedicated Server Configuration for LAMP Hosting be Done “in the Cloud”? [closed]

Right now, one of our product offerings is basically LAMP web hosting. We host a PHP CMS, lots of images, and sometimes WordPress in each Apache host–all across multiple linux dedicated boxes. Our ...
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Mounting a S3 bucket across multiple instances

I want to use Amazon S3 to store all of my files for my websites. I can set S3QL up properly so that it is mounted on /var/www and everything works fine. I want to do it this way so that I can ...
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How do I persist a hostname or IP to my Amazon EC2 Instance?

Suppose I spin up a machine in EC2. Every time I stop/start the machine the following things change (reboots are safe--they don't cause these to change): public IP address public DNS record private ...
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What would be the best method to provide my server environment as a software package to be installed on a different server?

I have some software running on my AWS cloud and I would like to be able to offer this software package as an on-premise solution so that anyone can configure it on their own servers. What would be ...
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ELB Instance Out of service

After implementing ELB and Autoscalling on Amazon AWS. There's a wierd issue happens and we don't know either the reason or the fix. We installed Auto Scalling configuration to add instance of AMI ...
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How to log in to ec2 instances with ssh missed pem file [duplicate]

i have aws admin console access but dont have the .pem fie for running instances. i need to login to these running instances with ssh and also it is high critical servers cant restart,Is there any way ...
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How to set up a server for reverse SSH tunneling that can be used by multiple users?

Sorry for the wall of text, I'm a bit of a newbie but have exhausted my search resources. In order to establish a public IP for my local Django development server, I set up an AWS micro instance as a ...
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How to reduce memory footprint of t1.Micro Amazon AMI?

I recently launched Amazon Linux AMI 2012.09 (several tries) because of Amazon's 1 year free tier offer. However, its always running out of memory/RAM! How can I reduce the initial memory footprint of ...
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Can I SSH into my Amazon EC2 server instance if I don't have .pem file from when instance was created?

I am working with some Amazon EC2 servers that are up and running, and I need to SSH into the servers. I don't have any keys that were generated when the servers were first set up (someone else did it ...
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Control ELB by Traffic load

We recently used Amazon AWS. Now our application is on the cloud. And we configured ELB with Auto Scalling and it works fine. We need to modify the ELB and control how it works. I checked all the ...
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Discover ec2 usernames for public ami [closed]

Is there a way to discover or specify the username I need to use to ssh in to an ec2 instance? I know how to select my key pair, but depending on the ami, you need to use a different username. For ...
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Scalable Web Hosting? [closed]

I have a website that receives heavy seasonal traffic. For much of the year, typical shared web hosting is adequate; however, the process of upgrading to VPS or dedicated hosting (when traffic gets ...
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VPN connection to AWS, when disrupted the server is unresponsive

I’ve got a Windows Server 2008 VM running in AWS. The server maintains a VPN connection to a server in my office for the purposes of synchronizing a Database. Currently using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN ...
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If I shut down Amazon EC2 instance then start it again, will everything be ok?

I have a web site that runs on an Amazon EC2 Linux-based instance, and is mapped to a regular domain name (x.com). This site talks to a database on a second EC2 instance. I need to shut down this ...
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How to track traffic tidal wave on Amazon EC2 instance? [duplicate]

I have an Amazon EC2 web server that talks to a second database server instance... the web site is for a TV show, so the site tends to run a normal load of traffic until it's mentioned on the air and ...
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What is the sequence of diagnostics I should run on a troubled diskdrive on centos (on AWS)

Running CentOS release 5.4 (Final) on AWS All of a sudden a disk drive went awol on me. the device is /dev/sdh ... what do I do to start recovering it? dmesg results in: sdh: unknown partition ...
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Number of user served by nginx on ubuntu EC2 Instance

commerce web site running, on multiple ec2 instances. The web content is served using nginx and its a ruby on rails application. I am using a load balancer which routes the traffic to the multiple ec2 ...
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mkfs.xfs on EBS volume as non-root user on AWS

I've set up a udev rule to attach a particular EBS volume as owned by a user, and this works. Here are the permissions on the device node after the volume has been attached: brw-rw---- 1 myuser ...