I use EBS storage on a Debian instance. I set the instance to not terminate at shutdown.
I'm wondering what happens in case of Hardware failure (RAM, CPU, HD etc).
which type of Alarm should I configure to be notified? Can I rely on "StatusCheckFailed"?
Should I expect a restart/reboot on a different Hardware automatically done by AWS team? If not, what are the steps I have to follow to restart my instance on a different Hardware? How long does it take?
Can I safely assume I will NOT loose my data (/var/www etc)? Currently if I stop and start everything is OK, but I am not sure if I can rely on it
In case of Hard Disk failure, is it transparant because AWS uses RAID or whatever? or do I also have to be notified and maybe manually restart from a previous snapshot?
Being on the 'cloud', especially AWS, I was expecting it includes management of failover, with product like VMware, just restarting the VM on another HW, automatically. So I understand I have to expect fail over, but I'm looking for solutions to either automatically run the instance on another area/region when a HW failure is detected, or, if not possible, at least manually by going hrough a couple of steps?