(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 EC2 instance, with various items (Apache, MySQL, Sphinx, ...) installed on it and a bunch of configuration. I'd like to turn it into an AMI that I can spin up other instances from.
I can't find any information on creating a custom AMI on Amazon's site - only the fact that you can, repeatedly referenced, as if to taunt me...
I believe this is not an EBS-backed instance, just an "ordinary" one. I do not know what AMI it was originally created from.
How would I create an AMI that I could use for spinning up other instances which will be identical except for the hostname?