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EC2 Spot Instance Capabilities

I'm planning to bring up a few EC2 Spot Instances in the near future but, before I do, I have a couple of questions that I couldn't find answers to in the documentation. I was curious if it was ...
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2answers
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Amazon VPC Availability

We are trying to expand our reliability setup using VPC in us-west-1. The 'a' and 'b' AZs work fine, but when I try to create subnets on 'c' it just fails with the message: Value (us-west-1c) for ...
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5answers
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Amazon EC2 - No SSH After Reboot, Connection Refused

I've replicated this two or three times, so I'm guessing there's something wrong with what I'm doing. Here are my steps: Launch new instance via EC2 Management console using: Ubuntu Server 13.10 - ...
2
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2answers
124 views

What's the best 'out of the box' way to copy files to a cloud server?

I need to copy files to a newly provisioned Amazon Windows 2008 server. FTP seems to be frowned upon these days, so what is the recommended way of getting files to the machine? Ideally without ...
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1answer
64 views

EC2-like virtualisation platform with non-RDP access

I'm looking into setting up a few small VMs. The trouble is the software I intend to install on them (Cisco VPN Client) blocks out networking (other than to the target VPN destination...) with no ...
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1answer
81 views

Understanding where an amazon ec2 instance run?

I am currently using the aws api from my local desktop. I can successfully take backups of my amazon volumes, and even create an ami from it. Now when i wanted to run the instance to be built from ...
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1answer
142 views

Getting the ramdisk id of an amazon elastic cloud storage?

I ran ec2-describe-instances, on which i got the output as INSTANCE i-14305121 ami-bf1d8a8f ec2-54-244-161-27.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com ip-10-244-164-7.us-west-2.compute.internal ...
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1answer
290 views

How to have proper expectations about AWS performance?

I'm in the process of moving a webapp from the local server that's been its development home to somewhere else for eventual deployment. I'm currently evaluating AWS and Rackspace, and am in the ...
2
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1answer
292 views

Use CloudInit cloud-config file to add authorized_keys for multiple users

Is it possible to add ssh authorized keys for multiple users using a #cloud-config file with CloudInit? I'm trying to initialize a new EC2 instance created from an Amazon Linux AMI using CloudInit. ...
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3answers
3k views

Issues with EC2 Elastic Load Balancer DNS and routing

We're trying to run a fairly straightforward setup on Amazon EC2 - several HTTP servers sitting behind an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer (ELB). Our domain is managed in Route53, and we have a CNAME ...
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3answers
115 views

Provider claiming “all web servers in the cloud are automatically kept in sync” - should I be skeptical?

I'm no expert in cloud computing - I've spent a fair bit of time researching it and various providers but am yet to get any hands-on experience with it. From what I've read about AWS and auto-scaling ...
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2answers
378 views

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 ...
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2answers
273 views

Amazon - install a complete server on EBS

is it possible to install a full working OS with a webserver, db, and all needed stuff on an EBS storage? If so, would I immediatly gain benefits by mounting this EBS on a better instance? Otherwise ...
6
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2answers
772 views

What are common strategies for configuration management on EC2?

Without using a 3rd party cloud configuration service, what are common patterns/strategies or whitepapers written on the subject of configuration management with EC2? Specifically on how to configure ...
2
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1answer
57 views

What are some common tagging strategies for EC2 in multi-team environments?

Given a company with multiple teams using EC2, what are some common or practical strategies for setting some TAG guidelines when instances or ami's are created so that resources can be more easily ...
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3answers
658 views

Amazon EBS : Is it flexible and expandable or is it a static disk

I just started the journey into cloud and my choice was Amazon. The free tier was very cool so i opted for this stuff. In the free tier there was a free storage of 30Gb (EBS), so i made a EBS Volume ...
0
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2answers
567 views

Amazon EC2 estimation

I'm a software/web developer and for the first time I have to set up a cloud system to host one of the websites I have coded. I found very difficult to estimate the costs for an Amazon EC2 cloud ...
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1answer
150 views

how to Moniter cpu status using chef? [closed]

i try with java and ruby for moniter EC2 instance with aws sdk but not able to find any example how to moniter ec2 instacne with chef. can any one help to find example to moniter ec2 instance so we ...
3
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3answers
250 views

Managing rolling deployments with amazon EC2

Recently I've been experimenting with various cloud management tools like RightScale, Scalr, custom scripts for managing a variety of servers, each hosting several roles (app, db, load balancer, job ...
4
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2answers
476 views

persistent storage on Amazon EC2 and other questions

i come from the land of VPSes, and all this cloud hype confuse me. i have been reading through the amazon EC2 guide for the past 2 days, but i still have few sketchy points i'm not understanding. if ...
0
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1answer
214 views

Is it more stable to run Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal on EC2?

For example, Instagram said "We run Ubuntu Linux 11.04 (“Natty Narwhal”) on Amazon EC2. We’ve found previous versions of Ubuntu had all sorts of unpredictable freezing episodes on EC2 under high ...
2
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1answer
935 views

Hosted fault-tolerant (replicated) memcache solution in amazon ec2 cloud?

does anyone offer a fault-tolerant (replicated) memcache solution that is hosted in amazon ec2, needs zero maintenance and works with providing just one IP? I know that amazon offers ElastiCache. But ...
2
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2answers
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Decreasing Root Disk Size of an “EBS Boot” AMI on EC2

So I have followed Eric's wonderful article here: http://alestic.com/2009/12/ec2-ebs-boot-resize This was the code basically that helped me increase the default size of the AMI: ec2-run-sintances ...
1
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3answers
102 views

Amazon Cloud Services to make configuration and scaling easier [closed]

I am looking for a way to make the switch to Amazon EC2, but would prefer to go through a service such as scalarium. They are supposed to make load balancing and configuration extremely easy. My ...
1
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3answers
364 views

On-site campus infrastructure migration to Amazon EC2. Feasible?

After a recent power outage, we've been re-evaluating how we can most effectively provide, maintain, and support our IT resources. One idea we've been considering is to move our non-critical ...
5
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1answer
1k views

Amazon EC2 instance ssh problems

I`m new to EC2 and I'm having some problems setting up my first instance. I followed this guide: http://www.robertsosinski.com/2008/01/26/starting-amazon-ec2-with-mac-os-x/ with the difference that I ...
1
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1answer
104 views

Need advice on setup for large Silverlight site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my capacity planning? Hopefully someone on here will be nice enough to give some advice on what setup we should go with. I'm not a sys admin, just ...
3
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3answers
783 views

Why do cloud providers calculate per hour? Who turns off their servers anyway?

I'm not tech/unix/sysadmin ignorant, but i still can't understand why Amazon, Rackspace, Azure, GoGrid, Linode and these guys calculate their instances per hour used... I have to ask... Who on earth ...
1
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1answer
495 views

Is it possible to create a Virtual IP in Amazon EC2

I'm trying to find out if anyone has successfully created Virtual IP's in Amazon's EC2 cloud. I need to set up some load balancing but without Virtual IP's I can't see how I could handle failover ...
0
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1answer
144 views

Please recommend a book re: Amazon AWS and EC2

Starting to use AWS, setting up a few permanent instances, several temporary ones, maybe some storage, monitoring, DNS - the works. I'm looking for a book geared towards the experienced technical ...
3
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2answers
1k views

chef assign elastic ip to instance

I am using a custom bash script to spin up/down EC2 instances as needed. The script creates the instance similar to: knife ec2 server create --config .chef/knife.rb with a few other parameters. It ...
1
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2answers
73 views

cloud for java software

the cloud hit me now as well. The more I look at offers, the more it looks like virtual OS-images beeing loaded on demand. Boring... Somewhere I read that this is a dead model, very true. I am ...
1
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1answer
309 views

How can Rackspace cloud servers be set up with an EC2 type approach to firewalls?

I'm looking at using Rackspace cloud servers for some Windows based web hosting, and having used Amazon EC2 for similar projects before, I was disappointed to find Rackspace don't employ the EC2 ...
0
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0answers
107 views

Hosting a MySQL server on Amazon Web Services

We are evaluating hosting our application on Amazon EC2 service. While I am confident that a Small instance (1.7GB RAM) will be sufficient for our web server (at this point), I am not sure about ...
1
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1answer
328 views

Reducing latency for different geographic regions on Amazon Cloud

I have got an application which has three components Application code : Amazon EC2 US-EAST-1 instance Application images, and other static data : Amazon S3 with CloudFront Application Database : ...
0
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2answers
89 views

Cloud suited for benchmarking

Sorry for possible double post : I moved this question from stackoverflow, since it fits better here. I use Amazon EC2 as my working machine, which is all dandy. But I also need to run CPU intensive ...
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1answer
368 views

Logging and Log-viewing tool for cloud?

I have an app which simply logs to a file. I am planning to deploy this app on cloud. If I deploy it on AmazonEC2 instances (multiple), I would want to monitor logs of every instance. Something which ...
0
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3answers
761 views

monitoring Amazon EC2 instances without cloudwatch

I would like to monitor the following on Amazon ec2 instances loaded with amazon linux, every X minutes : disk statistics process stats (similar to what top does) ram usage check if my scripts are ...
2
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3answers
238 views

Help needed with Amazon EC2 / rackspace cloud terminology, to pick a good provider

I have a rackspace linux server with 512 MB of RAM and a Linux Micro instance on EC2 (it has 613 MB of RAM). I wanted another bulkier instance for a new web app our company is deploying. I am ...
1
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1answer
524 views

What is a bucket on EC2?

I'am new on the Amazon Cloud World, and i trying hard to understand how this hosting works. I can't found any articles about buckets. What is buckets, anyway? Someone know a good article/book about ...
1
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4answers
772 views

AWS EC2 or RackSpace

I am planning go for an instance on AWS EC 2 for my clients , should I go with AWS EC 2 or Rackspace CS , seems like the rack space have some different features like fanatical support but sla seems to ...
4
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3answers
3k views

Fastest time to get an EC2 instance running

I am considering moving from a VPS to EC2. EC2 is elastic and so is its pricing; I could boot my instance on demand, then let it shut down if it isn't active by the end of some hourly period. How ...
0
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2answers
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Static IP on a cloud computing/hosting provider? [closed]

I know Amazon's EC2 does NOT allow true static IP allocation to the virtual machine instances, but i'm wondering if any of the other cloud hosting providers do? I'm trying to find out if Rackspace ...
2
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3answers
371 views

Provisioning development environment on the Cloud

I'm planning a development environment on the cloud. My target platform is Microsoft .Net and preferred cloud id Amazon AWS (although I'm open for suggestions). I'm planning to purchase a High-Memory ...
2
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2answers
206 views

How to persist changes to instances in the cloud

I must be missing something here, but can someone clue me in on how to persist changes (such as software installs etc) on machines in the cloud (either EC2 or my own Eucalyptus cloud). I have ...
3
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2answers
997 views

Is the Cloud ready for an Enterprise Java web application? Seeking a JEE hosting advice

Greetings to all the smart people around here! I'd like to ask whether it is feasible or a good idea at all to deploy a Java enterprise web application to a Cloud such as Amazon EC2. More exactly, ...
0
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6answers
6k views

How we build private cloud computing in my organization

I'm young admin in some organization, I would like to know how we prepare private cloud computing. Like what cloud computing consist of ? Regards Pond
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4answers
4k views

Running a Small 64bit Amazon EC2?

I'm playing with Amazon EC2, and I've got a 64bit AMI, but when I launch it, the 'Instance Type' only has 'Large', 'Extra Large' and 'High-CPU Extra Large', no 'Small' which the documentation lists as ...
0
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0answers
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How can I pre-sign puppet certificates?

Puppet requires certificates between the client (puppet) being managed and the server (puppetmaster). You can run manually on the client and then go onto the server to sign the certificate, but how do ...
3
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2answers
903 views

Lost modified /etc/hosts file on Amazon EC2 every reboot instance?

I have setup an Ubuntu 8.10 server instance on Amazon EC2. I install ejabberd on server, but I face some problems on ejabberd node can't start because hostname on cloud changes each time we relaunch ...