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Is AWS ELB a viable replacement of RDGW

tl;dr Is Amazon Web Services Elastic Load Balancer a viable replacement for Remote Desktop Gateway? short enough; did read My client currently uses a remote desktop gateway with roughly 10 remote ...
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CDN and TTL on local EC2 files

I Have a file in CDN and I need a local copy of it in all of my EC2 instances. I like to set a TTL on the local copy of 5 minute, and have one of the following: Have it Fetch automatically as soon ...
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Aws snapshot management

We have an account with aws and we see that we have an overspend on the snapshots created , we either forget to delete them or it gets piled up leading to snapshot usage costs. We have an algorithm , ...
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Limit a user to one instance in stack on Opsworks

I have multiple instances on a stack on opsworks. I also have IAM for the devs using the stack. Now, if I want to limit one user to use only his instance and not have control on any other instance, is ...
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upgrade CentOS from 6.5 to 7 in an EC2 Instance

How can I upgrade CentOS from 6.5 to 7.0 under Amazon Web Services EC2 instance? I have added the redhead upgrade tool to my repository and installed it, called the preupg and then imported the ...
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Job Control/background process (using ampersand) in .ebextensions config commands

Take for example the following .config file in .ebextensions/ container_commands: 000_run_queue_daemon: command: "nohup php artisan queue:work --daemon &" test: "ps -ef | grep artisan ...
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Can more than 1 user log onto a single AWS Linux EC2 instance? (Beginner) [closed]

Sorry, I'm a complete newb to AWS. Taking the AWS Essentials course at end of the month. I have a very basic question: can 2 or more different AWS account holders log onto a single AWS Linux EC2 ...
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Striving to make a RoR app (passenger, nginx) work on EC2

I've installed RoR, ruby, passenger and nginx on EC2 Ubuntu instance. Now I'm striving to make it work and be accessible only for the ec2's address which looks this ...
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Rails environment variables at EC2

I have a Rails app which I want to deploy to EC2 instance. I know how to set the environment variables at Heroku. But how to do that at AWS EC2? I need that because I have to connect to MongoDb and ...
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Connecting to MongoDb at EC2 - how do I know username, host, port, ect?

I manually installed MongoDb on EC2 micro instance using this http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/install-mongodb-on-ubuntu/ Now I need to connect to it from a Rails application. Where do I find ...
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Installing MongoDb on EC2

I'm trying to deploy a Rails 3.2.3 with MondoDb app to EC2. I've chosen t2.micro instance. However, I found out that to use MonboDb I have to use at least m1.large - ...
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Elastic IP not pingable with AWS [duplicate]

After instantiating a micro server I created an elastic IP and associated my micro instance with it. In my micro instance settings panel in AWS, I see "Public IP" address and an "Elastic IP" address, ...
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Solution for PHP / MySQL website loading fast in multiple regions [closed]

I host am ExpressionEngine based website on a single Amazon EC2 instance in the US East (Virginia) region. I use Ubuntu. The website allows members to post their content, and displays it for other ...
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Configuring VPC with Elastic Beanstalk

I followed the standard documentation for AWS, but I am unable to access the EB-created instances via SSH or get a healthy status check on them from the ELB. The relevant setup and security group ...
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VPN from home to office to AWS

I have a remote access VPN set up so developers can access our internal network. I also have an IPSec VPN setup so the personnel that are physically at the office can access the AWS servers. What I ...
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Webserver needed for django WSGI API?

My app is just a REST API written in django. There is no static content or html pages served. In setting up our production environment, we are planning on using amazon ELB (load balancer) to balance ...
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Load Balancing RDS (in AWS)

I am new to AWS in general so this might be a noob question. I have set up an RDS instance with a readreplica & connected my VMs to the the Master DB for now via AWS Opsworks. Ideally I want the ...
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Static IP in AWS but with possible Load Balance feature

I am playing a bit with AWS. My goal is to setup infrastructure, which will have static IP on outgoing connections (requirement from payment provider which solution has been implemented in our app) ...
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Automatically mount volume on EC2

There is a procedure given by Amazon to make a volume available for use that has been attached as a block device. Given that I am attaching an EBS volume that is already ready to be used, is there a ...
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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 ...