Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) is a web service that allows users to rent virtual computing capacity on which they can run their applications.

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AWS CloudWatch custom metric publishing example

I'm badly struggling with publishing a custom metric into AWS CloudWatch. The problem is that my metric 'testmetric' is not showing up on the CloudWatch UI. I might be missing the part on the UI where ...
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Amazon Server Catalina.out File access

I want to access my Catalina.out from my Amazon EC2 instance and create a dashboard of all the files. I know we can copy it locally via winSCP, but I want to create a WAR file which I will deploy on ...
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Where to find log messages in tomcat7 installed on Amazon EC2?

I have installed Tomcat 7 on an Amazon EC2 running Amazon Linux. I have installed a WAR file on tomcat and I am using java.util.logging for logging messages in my code. Now how to access those log ...
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Amazon EC2 - Node Package Manager fails to install modules

I've installed node and, supposedly, all of its dependencies on an Amazon EC2. I can launch a node app and have it work just fine. However, when I attempt to use npm to install any module, express ...
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Is listening on a port on the localhost of a server the same as listening on that port of the server's public IP address?

I set up a free Amazon EC2 instance in order to use a Node app outside of my localhost environment. The instance is allocated a public IP address at launch, mine for example being 54.187.31.42. Does ...
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Tar a very large file directly to a drive

I was running my code to download some data on the Amazon cloud. The instance that I was running had an 8GB storage that I had bought with it plus 140GB extra instance storage (sort of plugged in as a ...
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Redmine install on Apache2/Ubuntu 12.04 EC2 instance

Can someone point me to a guide or guides that explain how to get Redmine running on Ubuntu 12.04? From installing Ruby to setting up Passenger? I've tried a handful of times and have never been ...
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Using custom rules in amazon security groups issues

So my question is pretty straight forward: I have two ec2-classic instances, say A(with security group sg-A) and B(with security group sg-B) the rules in sg-A is : Type | Protocol | Port Range | ...
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How to install mongodb on linux?

I'm a nuby on linux (never used it before), and I want to install mongodb on an EC2 linux instance. I still haven't found a good article which guide how to install mongodb on an EC2 linux instance, ...
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What can cause a MAC Address to change?

I would like a summary of common scenarios that can cause a MAC address to change? Does hopping on a new network give you a new MAC? Does installing a new network device (e.g. WiFi card) cause a ...
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EC2 ubuntu AMI ssh password default without key

I have a problem getting past the prompt after setting my first EC2 instance. The ubuntu LTS AMI supposed has ubuntu as the default user name. I set up the instance without keypairs when asked during ...
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Amazon Linux add user to group

I am using Amazon Linux AMI image doing development. And I want to add the default user 'ec2-user' into group 'docker' like below: sudo groupadd docker sudo gpasswd -a ec2-user docker When I logged ...
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Telnet between two linux machines on Amazon EC2

I am not a networking guy, so I apologize if my question is dumb. I have two Ubuntu machines setup via Amazon EC2. I need to "talk" from one to the other over port 3000. On my receiving machine, I ...
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Linux multi-tasking

I'm working on deploying a node project to a Linux box on amazon EC2. The project uses mongoDB. I'm trying to run node and mongoDB simultaneously on the box but I'm unfamiliar with linux. Is it ...
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Moving EBS snapshots to Glacier

I have hundreds of large EBS snapshots I need to move to Glacier. What's the best way to go about doing this?
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Why would a new EC2 East instance take me to www.google.com.tw?

I set up an EC2 instance in the U.S. East (N. Virginia) region. It's a Windows Server 2012 instance, and the very first time I visited Google in Internet Explorer, I got redirected to google.com.tw. ...
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Unable to connect to custom port on Amazon EC2 instance

I saw many posts about the subject, but none of the suggested solutions seem to address my problem. I am using simple echo client-server programs test connectivity to Amazon EC2 instance running ...
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Pros and Cons of virtualized dev environment

Because I was sick and tired of installing the same dev tools for the different machines I used, I figured why not try to stick it all into an EC2 instance that I can remote desktop into from any ...
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How do I setup a test and dev environment on one same EC2 Linux instance for a drupal site?

I am using EC2 linux instances to run a drupal 7 site. I plan to have one server for the production site (drupalsite.com). How can I set up an EC2 Linux instance to host both test and development ...
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How to get Amazon EC2 instance operating system info?

I just setup an EC2 instance running Linux. Is there a way to get the version/distribution of Linux that is running on the instance via the terminal?
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Sample (working) configuration for openvpn in AWS

I've been trying to set up openvpn on AWS EC2 instance and I'm having lots of trouble with that... I followed the guide on ubuntu help center but it either blocks all connections or doesn't work ...
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Cannot Execute FTP commands using ftp.exe client on AWS EC2 Windows Instance

I am trying to use ftp.exe from powershell for ftp connection. I can login to ftp server through credential but when I run any command it through "500 Illegal PORT command. 425 Use PORT or PASV ...
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Working on Amazon EC2 not smooth - expectations or setting issue?

I'm a beginning programmer looking to develop on a VPS, by which I aim to make multiple instances for each environment and work remotely without much hardware investment. From what I read, other ...
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mysql_secure_Installation is missing in my mysql installation

I'm following this guide with my new Linux AMI on EC2. After installing mysql: yum install mysql-server And running it: service mysqld start I tried running: mysql_secure_Installation But ...
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Node.js on EC2 cannot connect to RDS

I have a node.js application running on an EC2 instance (running Ubuntu) trying to connect to MySQL on RDS. The security group for the RDS instance contains the security group for the EC2 instance as ...
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Error installing HandBrake on Amazon AMI Linux

When I tried to compile Hand Brake, I get the following error: checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... no checking whether /usr/bin/g++ accepts -g... no checking dependency style of ...
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Random volume attaching behavior on EC2 instance

I have a IC2 windows instance which I start and stop frequently. Other than the root device, the instance has two extra volumes which are automatically attached when I spin up the windows instance. ...
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ssh connection fails with timeout but telnet on port 22 is instant

I am trying to connect to an EC2 instance via ssh. I get a timeout after 80 seconds. If I telnet to the IP address using telnet. xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 22 then I get an instant response. The EC2 instance is ...
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How to point domain name to Amazon EC2 subdirectory

I'm having trouble pointing a domain name to a subdirectory on an Amazon EC2 instance. FYI - I'm not too experienced with DNS or networking ... So jumping right in ... I set up an Amazon EC2 ...
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Is it possible to tell if an EC2 instance disk is full without logging in?

I can no longer log in to my EC2 instance running the bitnami node stack. Is there some way of ascertaining whether the disk is full (EBS) without being able to log in? Also if anyone knows a browser ...
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Can I run Windows 7 in Amazon AWS [closed]

I'd love to be able to do some testing on blank images of a windows 7 machine, and rather than have to set up VirtualBox with Windows 7 and use snapshots etc I thought I might just use EC2 on AWS and ...
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AWS EC2: Compile vim with clipboard support

I'm using a free EC2 instance using Amazon Linux AMI 2013.09.2. I want to install the latest version of vim and include clipboard support. I've seen a few guides, but none seem to be too current. ...
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I accidentally deleted the home directory on my Amazon Linux EC2. My whole site disappeared. What now?

I was using sudo rm -rf to delete some folders, and accidentally deleted the /Users/ec2-user home directory. I had my EC2 and AWS Route 53 running my site. Now, it just disappeared. I have all the ...
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How do you route within an Amazon VPC subnet?

I have an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud that looks like this: 10.40.1.1 Internet Gateway 10.40.1.5 My OpenVPN Instance 10.40.1.100 My Windows Box What I want is traffic from the Windows box ...
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Amazon Cloud EC2 cost [closed]

I am going to rent an instance at amazon, for very low usage, probably 10-15 hours per month, It read 0.5 per hours plus some storage fee and network fee. just not sure if i am charge a minimum of ...
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Port 80 not accessible Amazon ec2

I have started a Amazon EC2 instance (Linux Redhat)... And Apache as well. But when i try: http://MyPublicHostName I get no response. I have ensured that my Security Group allows access to port ...
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How to install rvm as user jenkins?

I am following these steps to setup a Jenkins server on an Ubuntu EC2 instance. Everything is fine until I get to this step: As you can see (at the end of the output) I am being asked for the ...
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Windows Server not installing audio drivers properly

I am trying to install a dummy sound card on a Windows Server machine (in Amazon EC2 cloud) in order for one of my application to work. I'm trying to accomplish that with Virtual Audio Cable and ...
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Unable to find source of mounted volume on AWS EC2 instance

I have an Amazon EC2 instance running Ubuntu with a mount, /mnt/resources. When I run df -h, I can see the following: /dev/sdb 414G 238G 155G 61% /mnt I can't seem to figure out ...
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Why doesn't my new Amazon EC2 cluster volume size reflect the size I set in the launch options

When I create a new cr1.8xlarge instance on EC2 with a 100GB EBS storage, and run df -h, I only get about 6Gb of available storage on the root device. The instance is created using the Red Hat Linux ...
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Provide access to another user on EC2 instance.

A friend of mine, wants me to access his ec2 instance. He does not want to share his secret file. I advised him to put my public ssh keys, in the ~/.ssh/authorized_keys of his ec2 instance. If ...
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putting a backgroung job on ubuntu on ec2 which will work forever

I want to put a job on amazon ec2 which is something like delayed job for rails server. The job has to run even when my local machine get disconnected from ec2. Is there any way I can do that. I try ...
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What is different between my git bash and cmd

I installed ec2 command line tools on windows this morning. When I try to run a command ec2-describe-instances in the git bash, I get this output: Exception in thread "main" ...
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Can't access YouTrack, unless using Firefox

Problem I cannot access JetBrains YouTrack using Chrome or Internet Explorer, but I can access it using Firefox. Background and troubleshooting that has already been performed It is running on an ...
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Having bridged network for lxc containers in Amazon ec2

I am trying to setup LXC containers on top of Amazon. I am very much new to Amazon and VPC especially. In fact created VPC for the first time to experiment lxc. My Goal: My goal is to have lxc ...
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Getting error “CreateStack failed: Size of the instance” when trying to launch g2.2xlarge on EC2

I'm tryign to launch a g2.2xlarge instance on EC2 from N. Virginia (us-east-1). I'm using an AMI which works on the older cg1.4xlarge GPU instance type. At the final stage of the creating a stack ...
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“Permission denied (publickey)” error when ssh'ing to Amazon EC2 Debian AMI 05f3ef71

I have launched a Debian system using AMI 05f3ef71 in Amazon EC2, but I have no lock connecting to it using SSH as suggested in "Connecting to Your Linux/UNIX Instances Using SSH". I tried several ...
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VNC : Console does not accept any keyboard/mouse inputs

I have used and configured vnc many a times before but facing this strange issue for the first time. Here are my steps of configuring vnc on Amazon (RHEL 6.2 64-bit, AMI: ami-2fd5441f): Server ...
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Accessing Amazon EC2 in Filezilla SFTP

I need help/guide how I can open my ssh access from a GUI or Filezilla. Here's the scenario my developer just left me with the login info to my Amazon EC2. Now I am finding difficulties in ...
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Is there an easy way to configure AWS RDS security groups so that specific users can access the RDS instance?

I have an Oracle instance set up in Amazon Web Services' RDS, and I want to give three users access to the database. The issue that I'm having is that the way security groups work, it seems that I can ...