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 ec2 windows machine - couldnot RDP [closed]

I have a ec2 windows machine, suddenly since past 2 days I am not able to RDP it, the machine and the apps are running though. The RDP port was already open in this security group, and I was able to ...
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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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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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How do I partition new disk space after upgrading EC2 instance type?

I had created a t1.micro instance with an EBS volume attached to it. The volume was 8 GB. I stopped the instance and changed instance type to m1.medium which should have 410 GB of instance storage. ...
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Unable to send files via SCP

I tried using the scp command with the -i option to transfer the file from local machine to remote EC2 instance: Akhis-Macbook-Pro:~ aswinakhilesh$ sudo scp -i Mykey.pem FileA ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Set Volume to NOT delete on termination on AWS EC2 Management Console

I want to make my one of my instance's hard drive (root) persistent so I can use it if I want to recreate it in the future, but I can' find the option anywhere. Also, would it be possible to launch ...
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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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how to make salt-minion generate new keys

I am playing around with salt and what my problem is launching instance from Amazon EC2 AMI results minion keys being the same. How do I refresh individual minion to get it's new identity (key)?
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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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Trying to migrate a mysql server to AWS

Please advise on how to migrate my local mysql server to the cloud. Currently I have a Fedora linux box and a NAS attached to it via ethernet. I believe the best way to go about it is : Take a ...
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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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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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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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EC2 GPU Instance on Windows

I am having a lot of trouble installing CUDA Toolkit on Amazon EC2 GPU Instances. I tried using the HVM Windows 2008 Server AMI from Amazon and also the NVIDIA GPU image both launched on g2.xlarge ...
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Is there any way in AWS to tun off instance if bill increases certain amount

I know there is a option if CPU increases certain load then Ec2 instance can be terminated. But i want to free my mind that if due to any reason my bill increases some amount say 100$ then my Ec2 ...
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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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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 ...
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Asterisk preferable CPU usage

I have Asterisk running on an Amazon M1 small instance. The maximum number of lines do not exceed 20. After running for awhile, voice quality decreased. Some noises appear and voice was getting ...
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How do I change a linux kernel for an EC2 friendly version?

I have to get an old image from a physical ubuntu (dapper) box into AWS. The software stack and applications are not exactly contemporary so I have tried to do a P2V to AWS dd'd the /dev/sda volume ...
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EC2 instance with two internal IPs - using ifconfig

I am trying to allocate another internal IP to an EC2 (classic - not VPC) instance with the following command. sudo ifconfig eth0:0 inet 10.80.7.40 netmask 255.255.255.0 Here, 10.80.7.40 is just a ...
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Where are these S3 requests coming from?

I've recently been working to create a CentOS 6.4 Amazon machine image (AMI) from scratch to be used as a base image for running Postfix email services on EC2. In my quest to learn the process, I ...
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No module named yum after “yum update”

Amazon EC2 Linux AMI Python 2.7.5 yum 3.4.3 I recently did a "yum update" and I'm guessing this lead to my issues. Yum now does this: # yum There was a problem importing one of the Python modules ...
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puzzling DNS behaviour (ubuntu)

(All IPs and names have been censored, hopefully) This morning we had some connectivity problems in one of our servers. It turns out that changing our connection configuration to be IP-based (not ...
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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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Apache james email server on EC2 (domain name mapping)

I have Amazon EC2 (windows) instance which hosts Tomcat & Apache James mail server. James works fine on EC2 locally (I have created a domain and updated etc/hosts file to mimic domain. Using ...
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Broken sudo on amazon web services ec2 linux centOS

So I had no idea of the dangers of messing with the /etc/sudoers file, and was just trying to make a simple change in there. However, I seem to have put something with incorrect syntax in there, ...
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Where to install SSL Cert

I have Bluehost hosting my landing page and a few subdomains. One of the subdomains has a A-Record that points to an Amazon EC2 instance running tomcat. I would like the tomcat application to be ...
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Linux/SSH - get EC2 instance to read local .bashrc file

I have a custom .bashrc file with color codes locally on my Linux machine running Ubuntu 12.04 for both my user and root. I connect to Amazon EC2 instances daily running the same distro and would ...
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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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/mnt permissions keep changing on EC2 instances

I have a few Ubuntu instances on EC2 where I use the /mnt instance storage to keep logs and other fungible stuff. In order to store user logs the /mnt directory needs to have 777 permissions: $ sudo ...
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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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rsync via gateway ssh while defining .pem key

I need to sync my local files through a gateway to an Amazon EC2 instance that requires specifying my .pem key. I can do this as a three step like so (assuming no typos): rsync -avzh -e ssh ...
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How to login to EC2 Linux instance if sudo password is not known?

I am trying to login to my EC2 Linux instance, but someone has changed the sudo password. So I could not install or uninstall any application.
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Peformance of Amazon EC2, what do I actually get? [closed]

I have read some articles about Amazon's Web Services and am interested in: Knowing exactly what I am getting (maybe some equivalent terms to a physical machine would be helpful) The "performance" ...