ec2base Amazon EC2 by Robot and Me Fri, 02 Oct 2009 17:38:27 +0000 en hourly 1 Creating a New Image for EC2 by Rebundling a Running Instance Fri, 02 Oct 2009 17:37:43 +0000 admin

There are two primary ways to create an image for EC2:

1. Create an EC2 image from scratch. This process lets you control every detail of what goes into the image and is the easiest way to automate image creation.
2. Rebundle a running EC2 instance into a new image. This approach is the topic of the rest of this article.

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Pantheon Fri, 02 Oct 2009 14:24:51 +0000 admin Pantheon means a group of gods’. Linux, Apache, MySQL, Drupal, Varnish, Hudson, Aegir, these Open Source projects are technology titans for web development. The Pantheon project packages them together seamlessly in machine instances instantly available on Amazon EC2.

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Apache LogAnalysis using Pig Fri, 02 Oct 2009 03:09:37 +0000 admin

Analyze your Apache logs using Pig and Amazon Elastic MapReduce.

* Total bytes transferred per hour
* A list of the top 50 IP addresses by traffic per hour
* A list of the top 50 external referrers
* The top 50 search terms in referrals from Bing and Google

You can modify the Pig script to generate additional information.

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Amazon’s EC2 Generating 220M+ Annually Fri, 02 Oct 2009 03:00:56 +0000 admin

How Big is Amazon’s EC2?
Big. 40,000 servers. I have independently confirmed this with at least two sources close to EC2. Obviously, I can’t reveal them, but they are personally known to me and reliable. The first source gave me the 40,000 number and the second confirmed that the number is close. At most, we’re talking +/- 10,000 servers, so within 25%, but I’m guessing I’m very close. More like +/- 5K. Regardless, within 25% is more than close enough for us to get a pretty good gauge. For our purposes today we’ll go with the 40K number.

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Grid Engine & Amazon EC2 Thu, 01 Oct 2009 05:17:46 +0000 admin Good pragmatic presentation

PDF per se.

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Anatomy of an Amazon EC2 Resource ID Thu, 01 Oct 2009 05:12:10 +0000 admin

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.

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Jumpbox Thu, 01 Oct 2009 04:39:40 +0000 admin 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 Thu, 01 Oct 2009 03:15:03 +0000 admin

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.

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ec2cluster Thu, 01 Oct 2009 03:10:14 +0000 admin 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 Thu, 01 Oct 2009 03:02:24 +0000 admin

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.

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