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What is a “supported service” in cloudformation-init::services?

I'm trying to launch a custom daemon from a cloudformation::init script. The /etc/init.d/myservice is fully functional; if I log in after cfn-init completes, sudo service myservice start behaves ...
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Quick mode negotiation failed - no policy configured - Windows 2008 R2?

I am establishing an IPSEC Tunnel from my office to Amazon Web Services VPC, using the windows 2008 R2 machine as the "customer gateway". I configured my machine using this guide here. However the ...
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Copy directory structure intact to AWS S3 bucket

I want to use the AWS S3 cli to copy a full directory structure to an S3 bucket. So far, everything I've tried copies the files to the bucket, but the directory structure is collapsed. (to say it ...
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Two domains, same NS and Elastic IP redirect [closed]

I have two domains; example.com and example-x.com - the former is the main domain all traffic should go to. Both domains are pointing to the same name servers and each have individual hosted zones in ...
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Chef: mongodb::user_management failing in aws opsworks with “NameError: uninitialized constant Mongo::MongoClient”

I have been using the mongodb cookbook successfully to create user accounts for months but recently something has changed and I can't figure out what it is. The default recipe completes without ...
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How to auto assign public IP for VMs imported from vSphere in AWS - EC2

I was trying to import a Linux VM running in my VMware infrastructure to my AWS-EC2 account using the ec2-import-instance CLI. The VM gets successfully imported to EC2, but on starting it up its not ...
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How to configure SSH host keys in cloudformation template?

I'm trying to configure an EC2 with known SSH host keys on boot using cloud-init in a cloudformation template. But now I can't SSH into the server. It's tricky to debug :-) Here's the userdata part ...
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Update the container of a service in Amazon ECS

What kind of approach is recommended for updating the container of a service which is running in Amazon ECS? The AWS documentation says: "If you have updated the Docker image of your application, you ...
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How to fix hung requests creating dead lock(/root/syn)?

We are running a search service using written in Java using solr We are noticing dead locks on the service. 14:00:30,465 WARN ThreadPoolAsynchronousRunner:416 - Task ...
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StarCluster - How to create new AWS AMI

I'm getting started with StarCluster in AWS. I want to use SGE as the queue manager, which appears to be the default. I'm using RHEL and I cannot find a StarCluster pubic AMI. Hence, it seems like I ...
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Can't find my VM instance after importing VM to AWS

I followed the introductions from here ...
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Managing IAM security credentials for multiple docker containers

Within plain EC2 environment, managing access to other AWS resources is fairly straightforward with IAM roles and credentials (automatically fetched from instance metadata). Even easier with ...
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Load Balanced - AutoScaled infrastructure AWS

I am currently setting up an environment in which we would like to have one server auto scaled and load balanced based on resource usage. I created the load balancer and have the instance running ...
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AWS S3 content over VPN is not getting decompressed (gzip)

We have a client who is having difficulty viewing our content over their VPN. If they browse to the content it appears with all crazy characters. I think I have worked out its somthing to do with ...
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how to automatize/create sub-domains with boto for amazon Route53?

Is there a way to use the amazon boto(python tool) API for Route53 in order to create custom subdomains for a multi-tenant application?
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Current setup maxing CPU. Need help designing AWS architecture and MySQL Clustering via AWS RDS instances

My company runs a mid-sized eCommerce (30,000-50,000 unique views monthly) shopping cart using X-Cart as a back-end. We are in the processing of redesigning and upgrading our back-end software. We are ...
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502 Bad Gateway from relocated instance on AWS EC2

I tried to move some instance from tokio region (which by the way, it's working normally) to sao paulo region, then I followed this basic steps to perform but when I launch the instance from the ...
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Creating an AWS disk that I can access from separate servers

I would like to use a load balancer to rotate traffic between two separate servers. These servers will need access to a single data store (to save files, documents, images, etc.). Is it possible to do ...
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what would be the Impact of using Multiple sites in same VPC on AWS platform?

I have a site running on four server inside of a VPC on aws platform. My question is would their be any impact on site if I host another website on four new server in the same VPC considering their ...
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AWS: Not able to create an instance in different availability zone

My goal is to start a new AWS instance in us-west-1. In the Create Instance form, I (initially) only had one VPC option available. This VPC has 3 subnets, all inside us-east. I created a new VPC ...
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AWS ElastiCache/SimpleQueue vs DynamoDB

I'm wondering about the rationale for using ElastiCache/SimpleQueue vs just having "Cache" and "Queue" tables inside of DynamoDB respectively. It seems that the network latency to the Cache/Queue ...
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s3 service using s3cmd tool through URL based firewalls

I am behind a URL based application firewall and currently using s3cmd tool to access amazon's s3 service. Doing a bit of searching has asked me to whitelist s3.amazonaws.com but I see that s3cmd uses ...
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Daemontools (djbtools) freezes processes after system restart

We are currently using the latest daemontools (http://cr.yp.to/daemontools.html) to manage our background linux (AWS-linux) application servers. Our application servers run in JVMs: ...
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AWS S3 Sync options duplicates / weird behaviour

I am trying to sync a folder with 2M+ files to S3, everything went OK but then 40,000 files were not uploaded (server crashed randomly), when I tried to do a sync command again, it started from 0, ...
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Launch new EC2 instance with a specified EBS volume attached

I would like to launch an EC2 instance using the python boto library, with a previously created EBS volume attached (in addition to the root volume). After connecting, I look up the volume by its ...
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Sitecore and AWS Elastic Load Balancer

My organization is helping to move a sitecore installation from self-hosted to AWS. I'm just a humble system administrator (and one who joined the project half-way through) there is another guy ...
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Resolve route 53 private hosted zone names in my network [closed]

I have created an AWS VPC and connected my network to it over VPN. I have a private hosted zone within route 53 and the DNS records in it resolve fine in my EC2 instances on the same VPC. Is there ...
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AWS StrongSwan IPSec VPN

I've been playing around with StrongSwan recently as a replacement to Amazons VPN which cost money. I'm having trouble completely configuring a IPSec tunnel between a remote server and a Ubuntu EC2 ...
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DFS configuration through powershell in AWS [closed]

What my task is: Trying to automate DFSR installation as well as configuration through powershell. I've two AWS test instances with AWS directory services running. So, obviously my domain is with AWS ...
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AWS: Kitterman SPF record test failing

I have had a couple of emails not arrive in my inbox. One resent the email and I received it, the other told me that the error was: non valid MX response I have been looking at my AWS SPF records and ...
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How to implement DHCP, DNS, hostnames on AWS VPC

This is what I THINK can happen and what I want. I create a VPC in Amazon, put a public subnet into it, put a puppet server instance and a full stack web server instance in the VPC. Now I set the ...
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Wiresharking access to AWS to debug permission problems

I have a plugin which pushes files to S3. It's not my plugin and auditing what exactly it does has proved difficult. I'm trying to enable access logging on the bucket to figure out what exactly is ...
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UDP/TCP ports on AWS ec2 public IP blocked

My goal is to receive/send UDP packet traffic on specific ports on my EC2 instance (on my eth0 private IP) via my public IP. I am asking because I have set my security group to allow all ...
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Most bandwidth efficient setup for video sharing [closed]

I built a video sharing platform for a popular french podcast I contribute to. Initially I used S3 and linked directly to it, bad idea. Then I used a pull CDN to better optimize my bandwidth, but s3 ...
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How to setup routing for UDP in AWS instance

I'm new to AWS and I'm wondering if any one could provide a guild/link on how to go about setting up, what I'm guessing is VPC, so that I can send UDP packets to and from my instance via my public IP. ...
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What is the difference between changing instance type(increasing ram capacity) and auto scaling on AWS?

I had been running my website on Amazon AWS t1.micro instance backed on a EBS volume. As I had expected to happen over time, my memory consumption is now almost full and just has around 10 MB free. ...
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Weird 502 responses of AWS ELB

My website suddenly failed to work this afternoon, responding every request with 502. I've set up 3 backend instances behind ELB, each with Nginx installed. At first, I suspected there's something ...
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Can I replace local Microsoft Active Directory with AWS Directory Service?

We have a very basic AD usage (basically manage user password reset) and for that we have to maintain a old Windows server. All the services our internal users access are on the cloud (GMail, Google ...
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RDS snapshot to mysqldump

We have accidentally deleted some of the data entries from the RDS db and came to know after 10 days, so to recover data from rds snapshots,we figured out these possible solutions Restore the db ...
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AWS fails to resize an RHEL64 instance upon launch

I'm using AWS to boot up a RHEL64 instance but the disk is failing to resize to fit the volume I've selected. Here's the scenario: I Launch a running instance from the Marketplace AMI ami-517eec6b ...
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Ansible AWS dynamic inventory: `./ec2.py --list` unauthorized

I'm trying to use Ansible's ./ec2.py --list --refresh-cache to list my AWS EC2 instances. Via documentation, I've run through this checklist: AWS (docs via Amazon's Controlling Access to Amazon EC2 ...
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ec2 instance showing garbled name root ebs duplicate

I'm following the introduction instructions here: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/EC2_GetStarted.html When I add an EBS volume, I see something garbled when checking on the EC2 ...
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“Unsupported osfamily: Linux” when trying to install Apache using Puppet

I'm trying to setup a simple Puppet setup on AWS EC2 using the latest Amazon Linux AMI. I've followed through the install guide for RHEL and have a puppetmasterd daemon running. When apply the ...
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Best method to ensure Mysql master slave replication is consistent?

I am running a master slave replication system on AWS EC2 systems over ssh. However I came across a couple of best practice articles indicating that even this might allow inconsistencies to creep into ...
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How can I set up an SFTP server backed by S3 (or similar)

I need to set up an SFTP server that, essentially, has very large capacity. I need to give one of our partners SFTP login details to a server where they will upload millions of files, totalling a few ...
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Issue with AWS receiving git commits containing large files

If commits have been made with large files then git push consistently fails with the following message: Counting objects: 36, done. Compressing objects: 100% (31/31), done. Writing objects: 100% ...
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Amazon RDS Instance slowly losing free diskspace

A while back the server running my instance had 20GB of EBS storage. It then started getting disk storage errors, so I increased it to 40GB. Then again, storage missing errors so I increased again to ...
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Multihomed FreeBSD10.1 on AWS

I have an AWS t2.micro instance running with two network interfaces. I have set it up to run nginx on one interface and everything else on another. rc.conf # EC2 uses DHCP; the network interface ...
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Disable driver signature enforcement on AWS (Amazon) server | Windows 2012

I need to disable driver signature enforcement on a Windows 2012 that is running on Amazon AWS. So there is no way for me to get to the server on the restart screen to choose that feature on the ...
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Co-admin or partial access in AWS?

Is there a way to allow an additional user access the AWS account without giving them my own credentials? Like co-admin, or Active Directory access in Azure.