Archive for September, 2009

Grid Engine & Amazon EC2

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Good pragmatic presentation

PDF per se.

Anatomy of an Amazon EC2 Resource ID

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Each time you allocate a resource using EC2 – an instance, a volume or a snapshot – you receive a unique identifier. This is the EC2 resource ID. Have you ever wondered what this ID represents? Well, I did. After noticing similarities between the IDs of resources requested in close succession, I started digging.


Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Here you’ll find a wide range of powerful Open Source web applications packaged in the time saving JumpBox virtual appliance format. Many are available as FREE downloads and signing up for JumpBox Open will give you access to the rest.

JumpBoxes will run on many virtualization platforms including VMWare, Parallels, VirtualBox, Microsoft Hyper-V, Virtual Iron, Xen and Amazon EC2.

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Updating an AMI’s Kernel and Ramdisk

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

In order to upgrade your AMI to the latest kernel you will have to launch your existing AMI and rebundle it explicitly overriding the default bundling tools behavior – which is to use the instance meta-data service to determine your current kernel and ramdisk combination OR overriding the launch time kernel and ramdisk parameters.


Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

ec2cluster is a Rails web console, including a REST API, that launches temporary Beowulf clusters on Amazon EC2 for parallel processing. You upload input data and code to Amazon S3, then submit a job request including how many nodes you want in your cluster. ec2cluster will spin up & configure a private beowulf cluster, process the data in parallel across the nodes, upload the output results to an Amazon S3 bucket, and terminate the cluster when the job completes (termination is optional). ec2cluster is like Amazon Elastic MapReduce, except it is uses MPI and REST instead of Hadoop and SOAP. The source code is also free for use in both personal and commercial projects, released under the BSD license.

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Drupal EC2 AMI

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

We’ve created a pre-built AMI that makes it easy to get started with Drupal on EC2. Just start it up and you’re ready to go. And it works with any version of Drupal you’d like.

Thread: Kernel vulnerability affects EC2: NULL Pointer Dereference

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Hi. Last week a vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel that basically grants you root access to a machine if you have a normal user account. I’ve tested this in one instance running kernel 2.6.18-xenU-ec2-v1.0.


CouchDB on Ubuntu on AWS

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Here’s a little HowTo on how to setup CouchDB on an AWS EC2 instance. But outside of AWS (and EC2), this setup works on any other Ubuntu server, and I suppose Debian as well.

Tips for deploying a LAMP stack on Amazon EC2

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

If you’re interested in using Amazon EC2 and other services to deploy a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) stack, you will probably find this post invaluable. I spent about three full days migrating all my sites over from a physical dedicated server to an EC2 instance, and what follows are several things I learned during the process.

TurnKey Linux

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Turnkey Linux is an open source project that’s developing a family of free, Ubuntu-based software appliances which are optimized for ease of use in server-type usage scenarios and can be deployed in just a few minutes on bare metal, a virtual machine and in the cloud.

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