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Amazon Machine Image

I have a website running on the Singapore AWS servers. It is an EC2 instance and the website is built using django configured with Apache and MySQL. I took an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) of the ...
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IAM / AWS Access control via Windows Azure Active Directory

I am trying to figure out how to configure IAM in Amazon AWS to use Windows Azure Active Directory. I found ...
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Elastic Beanstalk CLI - “a float is required”

I'm trying to use the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Command Line Interface v2.5.1 on OSX to deploy a node.js application. The beanstalk application exists, with no environments. From my application ...
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Why use CNAME in Route 53+S3 combination

I have been going through Amazon's docs on using Route 53 in conjunction with S3 to serve static websites. The strategy they show is to do: example.com A -> alias to ...
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Multiple SSL certificates and Multiple secondary IP on AWS VPC

AWS are leading me to believe I can have Multiple SSL certificates on the same EC2 instance, as long as I have multiple secondary IPs on the Network interface. I have followed the two guides below, ...
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Does Amazon CloudFront charge for storage? [on hold]

I've been reviewing the features and prices of Amazon S3 and Amazon CloudFront as well as similar services offered by other providers. One thing I can't understand is why Amazon CloudFront pricing ...
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Can't run AWS CLI from CRON (credentials)

Trying to run a simple AWS CLI backup script. It loops through lines in an include file, backs those paths up to S3, and dumps output to a log file. When I run this command directly, it runs without ...
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AWS: how should I configure my vhosts to access different directories depending on the address I'm coming from?

I've just set up route 53 on AWS to link my server (ubuntu) to a godaddy domain name. I used to be able to access my /var/www/mmf folder from the elastic IP address given by aws (54.214.246.243/mmf) ...
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Error when trying to use aws cli and buckets with periods

I'm using the aws cli (aws-cli/1.3.23 Python/2.7.5 Darwin/13.2.0) to access my s3 buckets and it is failing with the following error if the bucket name as a period in it. $ aws s3 ls s3://my.bucket ...
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Rails app 502 with AWS Elastic Beanstalk running Puma & Nginx

I've been able to successfully get my application running on Beanstalk with Passenger, however I've had no luck with Puma. Whenever I deploy with to a Puma stack I get 502 Errors, my log files ...
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Location based whitelisting of IP's on nginx webservers behind Elastic Load Balancer

I run nginx webservers behind an elastic load balancer in AWS. The real IP is got through X-Forwarded-For. The issue faced is how to use this to deny all and whitelist only specific sources for ...
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Security groups or ACLs?

I'm currently setting up several subnets on Amazon VPC. For example I've got a subnet for the database servers, one for the webservers and one for the load balancers. I try to restrict the access to ...
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AWS - Status check fails when loading AMI created from snapshot

I have a running micro instance using an 8GB EBS that I've customized. To my understand there are two ways I can create an AMI from this. 1) EC2 console -> INSTANCES - Instances -> Right Click ...
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AWS t1 to t2 migration: Client.InstanceInitiatedShutdown on new t2 instance

I've had a Linux t1.micro running a small Apache/PHP/Postgresql website for a couple of years now (referred herein as "original instance"). Works like a charm. I wanted to migrate the site to the ...
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Load balanced EC2 instances for high performance hosting?

I have a fairly hefty Dell machine with dual quad-core cpus and 32GB memory. On that machine I host a pretty busy forum, but the one machine does everything; web, cache, db, sphinx, etc. I also have ...
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How to run a script within an Amazon EC2 when the instance starts for the first time?

I have made my own AMI's for internal purpose. How do I run a script when the instance is launched using this AMI? How can I do this? My current approach is by adding the script, say myscript.sh, to ...
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AWS - elastic load balancer unable to handle the request

I'm totally new to AWS and the world. My problem here is while requesting to AWS server. I have a server staging-storage.zazzercode.co pointing to following DNS's with respective load balancers, ...
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AWS SSD Volume pricing and IO requests [on hold]

I'm looking at the pricing for the new SSD storage volumes here, and I see that there is no listed charge for per 1 million I/O requests like there is with magnetic volumes. Does that mean there is ...
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In Route53, balance traffic between ELB and other IP v4 addresses

Using Route53, is there a way to round-robin to a combination of ELB's and IP v4 addresses? I have three load balancers, two are external to AWS and one is an AWS ELB. I want all three load balancers ...
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EC2 Performance Worse After SSD Upgrade

I have an older EC2 Micro instance with a standard LAMP stack installed as a development environment that was utilizing a magnetic drive. I have the same type of setup in production. I wanted to test ...
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How to schedule automatic (daily) snapshots of AWS EC2 Windows Instance?

I have some Windows servers hosted on Amazon EC2. Some run Windows Server 2003 and other run Windows Server 2008. These are EBS-backed instances. Most of the instances also have some additional ...
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First attempt to migrate EC2 MySQL to Amazon RDS no going well - SUPER privileges

I've been trying to move an existing db from MySQL running on EC2 to a new Amazon RDS instance (an experiment to see if we can move across). So far, it's not going well. I'm stuck at the initial ...
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Processes clogging up server process queue at same time each day

I have a small web application on AWS running ubuntu with 3 front end web servers and a database server. Each night at the exact same time (3am) we have a significant spike in "processes in the run ...
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Second ENI in AWS VPC is not accessible on Ubuntu instance

I'm just getting into VPC, trying to understand how everything works. So far the biggest hurdle I've run into is that any time I add a second Elastic NIC to a machine, that second IP is not accessible ...
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Data backup on AWS

I need to backup a few files, no more than 1Gb initially. These files represent the mission critical data for my startup. If I lose the AWS machines on which the live data is hosted I need to be ...
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Splitting an application across AWS and Heroku

My application is currently 100% managed by Heroku. A few endpoints on the application depend on very slow external resources. Heroku occasionally kills these requests if they hit 30 seconds.[1] ...
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Reaching additional network interface in Amazon EC2

I've configured an additional network interface with only private address but i can't reach that server using this newly created address. Here are the steps I've done: created 2 machines: A and B ...
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All EC2 outbound traffic is blocked

This is access from WITHIN an EC2 outbound to anywhere. (EC2-BAD) I can get INTO the instance via ssh and I can run my webserver on port 80 and I can ping from another EC2 (EC2-GOOD) in the same VPC. ...
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Is it possible to add computers in a particular IP range to a particular Active Directory group?

I'm using AWS and have a VPC which is connected to the local network via a VPN. I can launch EC2 instances, put them in various subnets in various AZ's and connect to them via internal IP. I can also ...
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Amazon RDS - UTC daylight savings

I haven't been able to get AWS support on the line and need an answer asap - do the SQL instances on Amazon Web Services RDS use daylight savings? I know the timezone is UTC but not sure if it uses ...
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Amazon AWS Detached Image, Reattached Image Website Still Down

I picked up a client who lost their pem file, so I did the following: 1.) Stopped their instance 2.) Detached the volume 3.) Started a new instance with new key 5.) Attached volume to new instance ...
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Why can't I SSH into a new EC2 instance I created from an AMI I generated?

I followed the procedures here: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/creating-an-ami-ebs.html with the exception that I did not shut down the original instance, just let AWS reboot it. ...
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Shorter alias for domain name

I need to create a shorter name for my Mysql database endpoint to be accessed from linux box. Clearly said, my mysql end point is rdsbench.c2wfqsdsqd.us-east-1.rds.amazonaws.com and I would like to ...
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Use one volume for multiple EC2 servers

I installed ubuntu server that will host a wordpress website. the technologies I am using are: nginx + php5-fpm as the webserver vernish as the cache system mysql database server (RDS). The issue ...
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Avoiding Amazon AWS Elastic Beanstalk instance timeout response

I have a worker instance that has an infinite loop which polls an AWS SQS queue. If I automatically run the application after deployment from a hooks directory script, the environment is shown as red ...
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High Mysql Connections

Having a challenge discovering why results are as they are. Perhaps missing something obvious. Sorry this isn't very specific. But if anyone has an pointers on areas to focus on that would be very ...
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service httpd restart failure on aws amazon linux ami

Thanks for your help. I recently did the following: Ran sudo yum update on my ec2 instance running the Amazon Linux ami I then added a virtual host to my vhost.conf for a subdomain. While the server ...
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AWS - Script to create EC2 snapshots and automatically rename them

I'm currently trying to setup a script (using AWS CLI from an Ubuntu server) that will do the following: Create a snapshot of every existing volume. Those volumes already have a NAME tag (Like ...
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adding 2nd private IP on AWS EC2 instance

I am having problems adding a 2nd IP on AWS EC2 instance. I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I already tried this: a) Right clicked the instance and added a 'private IP' from the manage Private IP. b) ...
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What is the default username for logging in to AWS EC2 Linux instances via SSH?

I recently became responsible for administering several Amazon Web Services Elastic Cloud Computing instances, some of which run Ubuntu and some of which run Amazon Linux. I have the key pair as a ...
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How to configure Elastic Beanstalk for using Rails with Postgres?

Elastic Beanstalk has built in support for RDS. But, I want to use Postgresql with Elastic Beanstalk. Which will be the best approach for doing this?
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PHP error logging with AWS and EC2 [closed]

I'm setting up my site to run on AWS EC2. In some presentation for AWS services I saw that there are ways to store your PHP error logs in AWS S3 and analyze it with specific tools. Can't find this ...
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How to configure the login message in Ubuntu?

Each time I SSH into my AWS Ubuntu servers I see a system information message, showing load, memory usage and packages available to install, like this: Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux ...
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How long can I expect an AWS EC2 system-reboot maintenance window to take? [closed]

We recently received notification of an impending system reboot event for one of our EC2 instances during a two hour maintenance window. Expecting max 5 minutes of downtime while the system and ...
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Downtime for increasing RDS storage?

I am looking to increase storage of two RDS instances (just the storage space allocated, not the instance type or other parameters). The documentation at ...
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Latency & speed considerations between 2 servers on Amazon EC2

I'm setting up a system that consists of: 2-4 database servers 2-4 webservers (running Node.js) The webservers use the database servers heavily. Aside from connecting to the private IPs of the ...
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How to launch EC2 instance with preconfigured AWS Alarm

I wan't to kill a specific instance when some of it's hardware consumption metrics reaches a certain level. If i create an alarm for the scaling group (setting maximum cpu consumption threshhold to ...
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AWS VPC Multiple IPs

I am trying to associate a secondary internal IP with my Amazon VPC small machine, I am using a Ubuntu based image with AMI ID:ami-6936fb00. Problem is that I am unable to figure out how to configure ...
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EC2 instance snapshot

In my early days as KVM admin, when I had to do a backup of a VM image, I followed the next steps: Pause the VM Snapshot LVM volume Resume the VM Copy image Remove LVM snapshot Now I've got some ...
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What Amazon Cloudwatch metrics I should choose for scalability?

I have application is deployed by Elastic Beanstalk. It only connecting to ElasticCache. I am testing my script capacity using siege utility siege -c 500 -r 1000 -b myurl My summary: ...