Tag: EC2

Access Web Servers on EC2 Private Addresses with Firefox FoxyProxy & Google Chrome SwitchySharp

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There are sometimes web ui services on EC2 instances that are only accessible via the AWS private IP addresses. The one I run into most are the WebUI of HBase and Hadoop. There are probably many others. Running a…

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Deploy WordPress to Amazon EC2 Micro Instance with Opscode Chef

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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…

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Copy an EBS AMI image to another Amazon EC2 Region

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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…

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Simple update and clone an Amazon EC2 EBS Boot image

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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…

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Using the Official Opscode 0.8.x Gems to build EC2 AMI Chef Client and Server

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Updates Mar 3, 2010 Added call to script ec2-set-defaults that is normally called on ec2 init that sets the locale and apt sources for EC availability Zone Introduction Opscode has officially released 0.8.x of Chef. It is now…

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Creating an Amazon EC2 AMI for Opscode Chef 0.8 Client and Server

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Changes Since Original 1/13/10: Fix various minor inaccuracies and improved description on how to set up the chef-server. Also removed nanite as a requirement (its no longer used) 1/17/10: Add the requirement to build and install mixlib-authentication for…

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