Deploy WordPress to Amazon EC2 Micro Instance with Opscode Chef

Updates September 9, 2011 Included the latest Chef Knife ec2 server create argument that sets the EBS Volume to not be deleted on the termination of the EC2 Instance Intro Up until recently a friend lent me a Virtual Machine in he Cloud for my Blog. I didn’t have to do anything to manage it. [...] [...]

Modyfying Jets3t S3 GUI tool to work with Walrus (Eucalyptus S3)

Jets3t (pronounced “jet-set”) is a free, open-source Java toolkit and application suite for the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon CloudFront content delivery network. For some reason almost all the standard tools for accessing S3 will not easily work with the Eucalyptus equivalent to S3 called Walrus. I am use to using the [...] [...]

Copy an EBS AMI image to another Amazon EC2 Region

Since I’ve already created an image I liked in the us-west-1 region, I would like to reuse it in other regions. Turns out there is no mechanism within Amazon EC2 to do that. (See How do I launch an Amazon EBS volume from a snapshot across Regions?). I did find one post that talked a [...] [...]

Simple update and clone an Amazon EC2 EBS Boot image

Introduction Well there is already an update to Chef’s Ohai library. At first I thought, “Oh no, I have to generate another EC2 image”. But then I remember reading that you can update and clone a running EBS boot image. One of the cool features of using an Amazon EC2 instance that boots from an [...] [...]