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Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) are disk images of an operating system used to launch AWS EC2 instances.

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How to prevent copying of executables included in AMIs?

When publishing and AMI on the Marketplace or sharing an AMI with another account, how would one go about protecting the executables from being copied out? I've looked into the documentation (https://...
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Reducing Amazon EBS Root Volume Size on Amazon Linux 1

I have been trying to reduce the size of my Amazon Linux 1 AMI root volume using the procedure in this documentation (with some modifications made after failing to do so) and continuously run into ...
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How to update the AMI of the instance without loosing data? and the instance has two EBS volumes which EBS volume should i take snapshot?

How to update the AMI of the instance without loosing data? and the instance has two EBS volumes (root and secondary) which EBS volume should i take snapshot? to replicate the original instance.
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Launching Instance from AMI Creates two disk devices when only one is expected

First some background. I am migrating an Ubuntu Instance-store backed ec2 instance to EBS using the steps outlined in Create an AMI from an instance store-backed instance. Everything works correctly ...
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How do I protect my AWS Marketplace AMI packaged software?

I've recently released my software to AWS marketplace as an AMI image. There is a software charge that is applied that scales with the instance size. I noticed today that I can create an image from ...
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Cannot SSH into AWS E3 AMI (Ubuntu 18.04) after ubuntu-desktop installed

I am trying to build a standard desktop AMI image on AWS that I can launch on a new EC2 instance when I need it. The issue I am experiencing is that when I make an AMI from a perfectly working ...
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Sophos Endpoint Defence + Gold Image = Error 'Windows could not finish configuring the system'

When I install Sophos Endpoint Defence on an Amazon provided AMI; and then create a custom AMI from it; why do EC2 instances display an error dialog on boot 'Windows could not finish configuring the ...
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Are the snapshots referenced by an AMI created from an EC2 instance independent of other snapshots that I've created on the EC2 instances EBS volumes?

We've recently migrated a system off of a set of EC2 instances, and now wish to retire those EC2 instances, first by creating an AMI of and then terminating each EC2 instance. Over time, we've created ...
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Possible to have AWS take a snapshot of a spot instance just prior to it's unplanned termination?

I've setup a lifecycle manager to reboot a spot instance and create an AMI of the instance once every 24 hours. It would be ideal if it could do the same just prior to an unplanned termination event. ...
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GUID packet routing on Amazon Linux 2

I have several programs that interact with a rest api, each one with a different call rate. My goal is to run all of them on the same vps using supervisord. But if I do it without any control ...
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What does AWS Lifecycle Manager do when my spot instance is terminated?

My goal is to use lifecycle manager to keep an updated snapshot of a spot instance I am running. It creates a snapshot from an ebs volume every 6 hours. Just curious what the lifecycle manager does ...
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How to recover deregistered AMI and keep ID?

I had deregistered some AMIs in a region I believed was not being used anywhere in the current account, and indeed AWS gave me no warning that the AMI IDs were referred to anywhere. Unfortunately I ...
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ansible configured iptables rules in Packer AMI not working on the running VM instance

I've built an apache nifi ami using packer and packer's ansible provisioner, NiFi starts bound to only the loopback IP be default, as can be seen from conf/nifi.properties nifi.web.http.host=127.0.0.1 ...
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If I image a virtual machine with SQL server installed will the database work on a new instance?

On AWS I've always imaged machines that contained SQL Server installations and running databases. When I spin up new instances from the images, SQL Server and all database always returned without ...
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Accidentally executed: sudo rm -r /* [duplicate]

This morning while I was doing a bit of work on my production server, when I accidentally executed the following command: sudo rm -r /* Sadly, the server no longer accept my public key or password ...
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Create custom AMI for Aarch64 with latest Debian and custom Kernel

I am trying to create a custom Debian based AMI with my own custom kernel for AWS EC2 instances, specifically I'm trying to run it on t4g.micro/medium instances. I debootstrap an ARM64 Debian and copy ...
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OpenVPN AMI's built with packer incorrectly use the old public IP from the build in generated config files

When I build AMI's using Hashicorp Packer, based off the AWS OpenVPN AMI, the public ip address from the first instance performing the build will persist in later usage of the AMI when it should ...
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How to install OpenGL on Amazon Linux 2 AMI t2.small type?

I need to install Grass GIS on my Amazon Linux 2 AMI instance which is of type t2.small During the configuration of Grass GIS it stopped with checking for GL/gl.h... no configure: error: *** Unable ...
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How to create my own EC2 AMI with a custom distro and a custom kernel?

I would like to create my own custom AMI with its own custom kernel running on a HVM instance. At first I thought this is a solved problem as I've seen several solution out there, (packer, aminate), ...
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Instance does not have a volume attached at root

I recently started trying out EC2 servers and came across an issue when trying to get an instance back up from a snapshot (which is another odd issue I had, because you can't change root snapshots in ...
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EC2 AMI became Ubuntu and the yum command became unavailable on AWS

Last week I've created an AWS Instance using the Ubuntu Server 20.x AMI. It had yum built-in. Today I've deleted that instance and created a new Instance using the same AMI. After I've launched the ...
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AWS Device names; /dev/xvda

I kind of know that sda comes from SCSI device from early Unix/Linux days. However, I had some trouble when I was playing around with detaching/attaching Volumes to my AWS EC2 Instances. What I ...
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LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy being reset to 0 at boot

I am trying to use the Windows 2016 STIG AMI from Amazon with Packer. I am able to get WinRM to successfully work by setting the LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy setting to 1 (disabled), but as soon as I ...
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Apache HTTPD not hosting on port 443

I have an Apache 2 web server using TLS certificates from Let's Encrypt (installed using CertBot). The OS is Amazon Linux 2. I cannot access the website using port 443. It only works on port 80 ...
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AWS ubuntu image has no swap with kernel 5.x

Just built a new AMI recently, based on the latest 18.04. Did also an apt upgrade when provisioning it, in order to have the latest packages as well. Problem is that this new AMI has no swapfile in it,...
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Best way to create temporary windows ec2 instances with pre installed apps?

I use windows ec2 instances and I need 2-3 tools which I need to install. I ocassionally need 20-40gb hard disk for processing and I always know what HDD size I want before lauching the instance and I ...
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Clone/Duplicate EC2 Windows Instance

I have a Windows Server 2008 EC2 instance hosting SQL Server 2008 named DB-01. I'm looking to clone this DB-01 instance so my team can work on the cloned DB-01 (DB-01-CLN) and existing DB-01 instances ...
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Production level Auto-scaling in AWS

I have completely understood the concept of Auto-Scaling in AWS. My only question is, what AMI will the launch configuration use while in production environment? According to my understanding Image ...
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For AWS EC2, AMI Backup. when doing backup does the server itself stop or suspend?

I need to do an AMI backup from one of our EC2 server, my concern is, if during AMI backup. do the server stop or suspend? or the server does the AMI backup without any interruption at all?
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I need a basic Windows Server 2008 32-bit AMI on Amazon AWS

I need a basic, clean Windows Server 2008 32-bit (x86) AMI on Amazon AWS. There are several on the Community AMI list but I am not sure which is a good one to get. Have you tried any of them? Are ...
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Lighttpd/Nginx Non-Functional

I'm using the Blackboard AMI from AWS and can't get the lighttpd to function on it. I continually get 502s. I've run service lighttpd status which gave me back: ● lighttpd.service - Lighttpd Daemon ...
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Amazon Linux AMI or Ubuntu/others in AWS ecosystem? [closed]

I’m going to install a new server and want to understand if there is any advantage in installing the Amazon Linux AMI in comparation to Ubuntu or another distribution. This server will be consuming ...
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How to identify CPU(s) on Linux EC2 instance?

I'm running a Linux c5d.9xlarge instance and wondering what CPU it's using. Amazon's Instance Types webpage states: C5 and C5d 12xlarge, 24xlarge, and metal instances have the following specs: ...
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Can I delete the snapshots and AMI in zone zone after successfully copying the AMI to another zone?

I have created an AMI in one Asian zone, ap-southeast-1. The related snapshot is saved and of course cannot be deleted. I then copied this AMI to eu-west-1. Can I somehow get rid of the ap snapshots ...
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Creating an AMI is not copying sshd file settings

I have user and password auth configured for my instances but every one I launch I have to do this at startup: #!/bin/bash sudo sed -i 's/PasswordAuthentication no/PasswordAuthentication yes/g' /etc/...
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Not able to launch instance from the ami image?

There is an ec2-instance which I have to taken an AMI backup, After the backup is complete we are trying to launch the server using the AMI backup, The machine is getting launched but the status check ...
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AWS AMIs always need SSHD Running? (VirtualBox upload / conversion)

I am an AWS EC2 NOOB, and not a Linux expert. I have finally succeeded in installing an Ubuntu Virtual Machine from VirtualBox onto AWS and have gotten it to launch and ssh connect. However, I had ...
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Who's behind community AMIs on Amazon EC2?

I've been using AWS for years, but have never ventured outside the Quick Start and AWS Marketplace sections when launching an EC2 instance. The AMIs from the AWS Marketplace look trustable, they have ...
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mongo: /data/db not found on AWS ec2 t2.micro after launching an AMI image of the instance

S.O.S!! I had my t2.micro with Bitnami Parse image running for a good while. everything was fun and games until I needed to upgrade to t2.medium. In order to do so I cloned my server to an AMI ...
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redis-server /etc/redis.conf just hangs

Just installed redis on AWS AMI Linux (RHEL 2018.03) with https://stackoverflow.com/a/34203915/1471267. Running sudo redis-server without a config file argument works fine and the server starts as ...
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AWS unreachable after creating AMIs reachable again

So one of our AWS instances (running ubuntu 18.04) was unreachable, I wanted to restart it but just in case first create a AMI (image) so booting up a new one would be fast and easy.. But while AWS ...
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How to properly deploy new code to AWS EC2 AutoScaling Group

Scenario: Currently, we have a single production server running on an EC2 instance. Since we are getting a lot of traffic, we would like to use the Autoscaling feature, but we are kind of new to this. ...
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Activating Windows License on Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Base AMI EC2 Instance

I launched a new EC2 instance using the Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Base AMI. However whenever I go into settings it complains that "You need to activate Windows before you can personalize your PC". ...
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Getting error asking for unknow parameter while importing ova image to aws following official ducumentation

Getting error asking for unknow parameter while importing ova image to aws following official ducumentation. I need deploy my current basic Debian box fully baked to AWS with all configurations and ...
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AWS EC2 Amazon Linux instance can't connect to RDS instance. but ubuntu instance can

I have a newly created Linux Amazon Linux EC2 instance and an Ubuntu instance. And both instances try to connect to the same RDS. The settings of both instances are exactly the same. Security groups ...
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How can I provide software for userdata?

I've got a userdata file that uses the aws and jq commands, but since these aren't ubuntu 18.04 AMI. How can I make software available for userdata? I tried making a new AMI with those installed. It ...
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RUN yum in Docker file not working, but yum it's working inside the container

I'm trying to build a container from amazonlinux (fedora based). If I build the image and I enter into the container the yum command works normally. However if I put the yum command inside the ...
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Will EC2 instance AMI's save all files when launching future instances with the AMI?

Soon my website and API will be migrated to Amazon's EC2. Correct my if I'm wrong, but my understanding of an Instance AMI works like: If I launch an EC2 Instance using a for example Amazon Linux AMI ...
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Can xvdc block devices on a Windows AMI be ignored?

After performing the steps in Is it possible to create an EBS AMI for windows EC2 instance? to create a Windows AMI from an "other linux" snapshot, I created an image of the fixed instance and the ...
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Where is this hidden computer name coming from?

Environment: I am baking Amazon Machine Images with SQL Reporting Services (SSRS) installed. The Windows Server 2016 machine is joined to the domain and its computer name is changed AFTER install. ...
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