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Connection in reserved instances is different the connection in instances on demand?

I purchased reserved instances and their state is "active", but I do not know how I am supposed to connect to those instances. Is connecting to reserved instances different from how you connect to ...
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Creating an AMI from an EC2 instance with mounted volumes

I have an EBS-backed instance with a 2nd mounted volume (I followed the steps in Eric's Article) I then created an AMI from that instance, and ran an instance from that AMI. That 2nd instance then ...
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S3 CORS through CloudFront not working in Firefox

I am using S3 CORS for serving fonts. If S3 domain name is used for serving fonts, it works in Firefox, but when CloudFront is used, it doesn't. Works with Google Chrome. My CORS configuration on S3 ...
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Incorrect deployment of WSGI app to AWS using Elastic Beanstalk

cross-link to AWS forums I have developed a simple Python web service using WSGI and would like to deploy it to AWS cloud using Elastic Beanstalk. My problem is I cannot make all the options I ...
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How do I debug lock timeouts with MySQL / Amazon RDS?

We've got a web app hosted on Amazon Web services. Our database is a multi-az RDS MySQL server running 5.1.57 and 3-4 app servers talk to it. Today, we started seeing a lot of errors along the lines ...
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Uptime concerns in case of AWS outage

I am running an Elastic Load Balancer backup by 2 instances in different Availability Zones in US East. I am using Multi-AZ RDS as well. Ideally this should ensure that if one AZ goes down, it should ...
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two seemingly identical AWS EC2 c1.xlarge servers with very different performance

Lately I've launched a few EC2 c1.xlarge instances with identical setups to ones that I launch a few months ago and I've found that the new ones have 5-10 times the CPU usage. The only difference I ...
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AWS - Previous admin gone, I don't have the .pem, am I screwed?

I've been asked to edit the html of a splash screen on a static temporary site for a client (its super simple). I have full access to the AWS portal where the instance is hosted but appear to be ...
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Multiple sites on IIS running the exact same code and configuration - some of them put w3wp.exe to 100%, some are fine

Everything worked fine a few days ago. I think everything worked perfectly fine till I tried to create an AMI of this EC2 instance. It appears that the creation attempt caused the server to become non-...
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EC2 save configurations and PHP files

I'm about to start using AWS for the first time. From what I understood, when you terminate an instance or start a new one, all the data is lost. For user data I understand you are supposed to use ...
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How to send emails from webmail using Amazon Web Services (AWS)?

I have currently Rackspace Cloud Server on static range to send mail. Amazon SES as part of AWS seems to be designed for "bulk and transitional" emailing. Is there any solution for "regular email"? ...
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How does AWS Provisioned IOPS EBS volumes compare to dedicated disk [closed]

In the past, no one can answer the performance difference as they are not well documented. Now AWS offer Provisioned IOPS EBS volumes Let say you now you buy 1000 IOPS, how does this value compare ...
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How to change the computer name on a server configured by Puppet

I am new to Puppet and I'm trying to get Puppet to configure my EC2 instances after they're started from a Cloud Formation Template in AWS. The problem is that all the nodes that get started from the ...
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Is it possible to install licensed software on Amazon EC2

I'm trudging through the Amazon docs for a quick answer, but while I'm looking I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask here. My client uses custom software that uses (wait for it) Microsoft Excel to store ...
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AWS Instance stand-alone ssh connect string differences: root vs ec2-user

I have an instance I created from the web console, using the "Classic" wizard & the default Amazon Linux image. When I go to Instance Actions, Connect, and select the "Connect with a standalone ...
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FTP Server with MySQL access, and POST notification

Im looking for an FTP server solution, that we can host either internally on a dedicated server, or on Rackspace Cloud/AWS, that provides a HTTP POST notification when a file is uploaded, and allows ...
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How to change default user (ubuntu) via CloudInit on AWS

I'm using CloudInit to automate the startup of my instances on AWS. I followed the (scarce) documentation available at http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~cloud-init-dev/cloud-init/trunk/annotate/head%3A/doc/...
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Can I make outbound UDP requests from an EC2 instance? [closed]

I thought of porting my web application to Amazon's EC2 service. I have no experience with AWS and was curious whether EC2 allows you to make outbound UDP requests. My Django web application relies ...
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Windows Server 2003 DNS not resolving internal and external domains for clients

I'm attempting to setup an AD Domain in Amazon's EC2 Cloud. I have several EC2 instances running inside a VPC. Security Groups are configured to allow all traffic from the subnet the instances are on. ...
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Where to put script that backs up root EBS volume using snapshot

I have this awesome python script obtained from http://aws-musings.com/manage-ebs-snapshots-with-a-python-script/ I would like to back up the root EBS volume of my EC2 instances into EBS snapshots. ...
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Making alarm in disk space using cloudwatch

I'm a system engineer, and I'm looking for a way to make an alarm on the disk space on our Amazon EC2 cloudwatch, please advice ?
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How do Amazon Machine Images work?

I've seen many tutorials and such about creating AMI's, but I've never really understood the full concept of an AMI. Is a link to the instance, or is it stored and never changed. Also, does an image ...
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AWS ELB Not working as desired

Trying to load balance my app with the use of an AWS Elastic Load Balancer. The app is a custom TCP-based sender/receiver. In any case, ELB seems to send 100% of the traffic to one machine, ...
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How do I print the x-forwared-for value in apache?

We have a aws load balancer. The load balancer uses the TCP connections 443 to encrypt the data. Since the load balancer encrypts the IP of the client, in our apache log file we can see only the IP ...
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What are the steps needed to set up and use security for AWS command line tools?

I've been trying to set up the AWS command-line tools following Eric's most useful guide at http://alestic.com/2012/09/aws-command-line-tools. I can't seem to find a good how-to for how to generate ...
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Autoscaling EBS volumes

I've had a quick look for metrics in Cloudwatch and couldn't see anything but forgive me if I missed it. I would like to know if it's possible to watch and EBS volume and add more when it is nearing ...
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Is it possible to mange AWS on Google App Engine?

Say I want to schedule EC2 instant start up, or something like this. I did some reading on the Google App Engine document, find that scheduler is supported, however I am not familiar with Google API, ...
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AWS PHP Curl with SSL

I'm trying to install the Amazon Web Services PHP SDK on my Ubuntu LAMP server. Whenever I run the compatibly check everything but cURL comes back okay. The issue I'm having is that it's reporting I ...
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ec2-describe-snapshots only shows 'usage' information, does nothing

ec2-describe-snapshots -O xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -W yyyyyyyyyyyyyy Just gives me the 'usage', as if I'd written ec2-describe-snapshots -h with no other arguments. This is on Ubuntu 12.04, java version: ...
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Monitoring AWS Systems Behind ElasticBeanStalk

So I'm getting a company set up in the Amazon Cloud -- creating IAAS protocol/solutions/standardized implementation, etc while also being the SysAdmin for individual systems, app environments, and day-...
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Creating url from the cloudfront aws

I have my js files which I have uploaded into the Amazon S3 and linked it with the Cloudfront. I got a url something like this : dxxxxxxxx.cloudfront.net But opening that url in my browser ( I'm ...
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Bind a fake service to a tcp port

A friend of mine gives me a (user) ssh access on an ec2-instance (ubuntu) that he's got. So, for reason that now I don't know, in the future I will have need of an open tcp port over the firewall to ...
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How to delete EC2 AMI

I know that the command ec2-create-image instance-id will be creating an image of the ec2 instance, creating snapshots file and registering as an AMI. But what is the equivalent command to delete the ...
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Looking for the best ec2 setup for 3 sites totaling in 1.5 mil in traffic monthly [closed]

I am looking to consolidate our current aws setup of 2 Large ubuntu ec2 servers and 2 large RDS server for our 3 websites that have a total of about 1.5 million hits a month and increasing every month ...
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Amazon Linux AMI EC2 PHP Function Recognition

I've recently set up the title instance (64bit) on AWS. I have that being said, I've installed httpd and php, both of which are running. The series of installs executed are as follows: yum install ...
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Is it not possible to use keepalived in EC2

The problem is two of my EC2 instances (ha proxy) need to bind a single virtual IP if I want to use keepalived, but they are not possible in EC2 as only a single instance can use a elastic IP at a ...
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Backup script for Windows AMI

I just want to know what could you recommend a script to backup Windows server? I tried to use the normal Amazon API command line stated below and it’s working fine. However, when I restore the ...
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RDS upgrade to large from small [closed]

I am running a Small RDS of Mysql 5.1 instance with Multi AZ on. I need to upgrade to large instance now. What will be the down time of the RDS instance while upgrading it. Please let me know
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Azure XS Virtual machine vs. AWS micro instance

I am using AWS micro instance for over a year and a half. It is adequate for just serving a small website with SQLExpress. However it is very, very slow in all other cases. It shows 98 to 100% CPU ...
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Is it possible to get a list of running processes with a Cloudwatch Alarm?

We have an EC2 instance (Ubuntu) that has a few java-based applications and lately we're getting hit with high CPU utilization spikes that trigger one of our Cloudwatch alarms. By the time we get ...
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Shared files folder in Amazon Elastic Beanstalk environment

I'm working on a Drupal application, which is planned to be hosted in Amazon Elastic Beanstalk environment. Basically, Elastic Beanstalk enables the application to scale automatically by starting ...
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Separation of memory oriented process and CPU oriented process

I am develops guy working for an e-commerce company I am running my e-commerce application built using ruby on rails spree commerce. I am presently running 2 medium instances in the production. One is ...
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EC2 load balancer - difference between “Load Balancer” and “Application” Generated Cookie Stickiness

The stickiness of an elastic load balancer can be set to one of three options Disable Stickiness Enable Load Balancer Generated Cookie Stickiness Enable Application Generated Cookie Stickiness ...
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amazon aws, rds

just need a quick info on two questions but very related. 1 if we use rds on amazon aws, what happens if some of the machines rds is running on crash? i mean what happens with the data? is it gone? ...
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How to use private DNS to map private IP with “non registred” domain name

I would like to use a private DNS (Route53 in our case) in order to map hosts to EC2 instance private IP addresse. The hosted zone we are using for testing is not declared in any registrar (company-...
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Assign our own IP range to our servers/load balancers at Amazon Web Services?

In the case that we buy a range of IPs at RIPE. Is there any way to assign those IPs to Amazon EC2 instances or load balancers? PS: I know that OnApp providers can do it
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How can I create an AMI from an existing instance-store EC2 instance?

(I suspect that this may already be answered somewhere, since it seems like it would be a common operation. But I can't find it, so...) I am a relative AWS newbie. I have inherited a running Amazon ...
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Cheapest High Available Web Server [closed]

I would like to create a high-available setup (e.g. a small cluster) for a webserver, i.e. it will run Apache, PHP and MySQL. There will be between 2-8 small websites running with only very little ...
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Typical AWS setup for a PHP application [closed]

I am developing a Yii web application. In order to be ready for growth I figured I would give a try to Amazon AWS. I've never used their services. My question is what is the typical setup I would ...
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Application reports timeouts. However nginx has no record or log

We are serving Django via nginx/uwsgi. We use AWS ELB behind a VPC. This is a webservice to Mobile clients. We had reports of timeouts during development so we have added a concept of a request_id ...