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How to Recover an Unreachable Linux Instance
This article is a walkthrough that describes how to recover an unreachable Linux instance. It shows the reader how to mount the root drive to another instance and then correct a network setting before re-booting the now-fixed instance. While the reader may have other types of errors to fix, the principles are the same.
Last Modified: Oct 3, 2013 19:19 PM GMT
Single Sign-on with Windows ADFS to Amazon EC2 .NET Applications
This document provides step-by-step instructions for creating a test lab demonstrating identity federation between an on-premise Windows Server Active Directory domain and an ASP.NET web application hosted on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service, using Microsoft's Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) technology.
Last Modified: Sep 26, 2013 0:28 AM GMT
Introducing Cloud-init in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4
This article provides a general introduction and example use of the Cloud-init functionality in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.4. You will launch an AWS CloudFormation template that deploys an instance of RHEL 6.4, installs a web server, and configures the firewall settings to accept web traffic.
Last Modified: Sep 4, 2013 18:53 PM GMT
Connecting Multiple VPCs with Astaro Security Gateway
To achieve a higher level of availability and redundancy, Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers can deploy their applications and services across multiple regions. While it is simple for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances to communicate with each other across regions over the Internet, enabling cross-region communication within a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) environment requires additional configuration. While AWS current does not provide an end-to-end, cross-region VPC connectivity solution, customers can achieve this on their own with third-party virtual private network (VPN) solutions. This whitepaper describes how customers can leverage the Astaro Security Gateway Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to establish cross-region VPC connections between EC2 instances in one region and a VPC virtual private gateway (VGW) in another region.
Last Modified: Sep 4, 2013 18:51 PM GMT
High Availability for Amazon VPC NAT Instances: An Example
This article provides all the necessary resources, including an easy-to-use script,and instructions on how you can leverage bidirectional monitoring between two NAT instances to implement a high availability (HA) failover solution for network address translation (NAT).
Last Modified: Jul 15, 2013 16:11 PM GMT
Leveraging Multiple IP Addresses for Virtual IP Address Fail-over in 6 Simple Steps
Learn how you can leverage multiple IP addresses to implement a virtual IP (VIP) address high availability failover solution in six simple steps. This article provides all the necessary resources, including an easy-to-use script and instructions on how to create a VIP solution with two self-monitoring high availability (HA) instances.
Last Modified: Jun 7, 2013 19:29 PM GMT
High Availability for Amazon VPC NAT Instances (Using AWS CloudFormation Templates)
With this AWS CloudFormation Templates, you can automate bidirectional monitoring between two NAT instances and implement a high availability (HA) failover solution for network address translation (NAT) This article walksthrough deployment of the AWS CloudFormation template.
Last Modified: May 16, 2013 22:27 PM GMT
Deploy a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Server Farm in the AWS Cloud in 6 Simple Steps
Learn how you can launch a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 server farm for a public facing website on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure in 6 simple steps. This article provides all the necessary resources, including easy-to-launch AWS CloudFormation sample templates, and instructions on how to create Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) so that you can launch a fully functional highly-available Microsoft SharePoint 2010 server farm on AWS.
Last Modified: Apr 25, 2013 18:30 PM GMT
Apache Accumulo and Amazon Elastic MapReduce
This article will show you how to install and use Apache Accumulo with Amazon Elastic MapReduce.
Last Modified: Apr 11, 2013 18:52 PM GMT
Configuring Windows Components on Amazon EC2
Optional Windows Server operating system components are typically added or configured using installation media. This tutorial describes how to add or configure optional Windows components within the Amazon EC2 environment.
Last Modified: Apr 8, 2013 18:04 PM GMT
Getting Started with CUDA and Parallel Programming in the AWS Cloud
This guide takes you through the steps necessary to set up the CUDA development environment on Amazon Web Services (AWS). You will launch the NVIDIA programming environment on Amazon EC2 virtual servers configured as Cluster GPU instances.
Last Modified: Mar 26, 2013 21:22 PM GMT
Windows on Amazon EC2 Security Guide
As with any other Internet-connected host, it is important to consider the security implications of the hosts you run and take adequate steps to protect them. This document is designed to explain what you can expect from your Windows instances on Amazon EC2, and give you pointers on how to protect Windows in the cloud.
Last Modified: Nov 28, 2012 18:49 PM GMT
Feature Guide: Amazon EC2 Elastic IP Addresses
This guide introduces Elastic IP Addresses for Amazon EC2.
Last Modified: Nov 16, 2012 0:15 AM GMT
Connecting a Single Customer Router to Multiple VPCs
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) provides customers with tremendous flexibility in how corporate networks can be connected to one or more VPCs. Customers can connect multiple customer gateways (CGW) to a single VPC virtual private gateway (VGW) or can connect a single router to multiple VPC VGWs. This document describes two approaches when connecting a single customer router to multiple VPCs.
Last Modified: Oct 11, 2012 20:47 PM GMT
Connecting Cisco ASA to VPC EC2 Instance (IPSec)
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) provides customers with tremendous network routing flexibility. This document describes how a customer can create a secure IPSec tunnel to connect a corporate network with VPC using an on-premise Cisco ASA with an Amazon Linux Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance.
Last Modified: Oct 11, 2012 20:19 PM GMT
Guide to Using Elastic IPs to Manage Access to Amazon CloudSearch Domains
This guide describes how to use elastic IPs to manage access to your document and search endpoints from EC2.
Last Modified: Jul 9, 2012 18:57 PM GMT
Best Practices in Evaluating Elastic Load Balancing
This article describes the features and unique architecture of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Load Balancing service. It provides you with best practices, so that you can avoid common pitfalls when you test and evaluate Elastic Load Balancing. The intended audience for this whitepaper is developers who have minimal experience using Elastic Load Balancing, but it will be especially relevant if you have used software or hardware load balancers in the past.
Last Modified: Feb 27, 2012 23:37 PM GMT
Hosting Facebook Applications on Amazon EC2
Learn how to launch your Facebook application on Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure within minutes. A Facebook application—whether it is online casual game or social application—is a hosted web application that utilizes the Facebook API. You can host your Facebook applications on AWS to access a reliable, scalable, and cost-effective compute infrastructure.
Last Modified: Sep 22, 2011 0:10 AM GMT
How To Share and Use Public AMIs in A Secure Manner
When using Amazon Machine Images (AMI's) it is important to remember to use proper precautions to ensure that private information is not inadvertently left on AMI's when shared publicly. This tutorial is provided to help customers share public Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) in a secure manner.
Last Modified: Sep 7, 2011 0:46 AM GMT
Public AMI Publishing: Hardening and Clean-up Requirements
As a publisher of a public AMI, you are responsible for the initial security posture of the machine images that you distribute. In order to protect our customers, certain minimum security standards must be met by all public AMIs.
Last Modified: Sep 7, 2011 0:28 AM GMT
Available Region Endpoints for the AWS SDKs
AWS infrastructure services are hosted in a number of regions, including locations in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific. This article lists the web service API endpoints needed to make API requests and manage infrastructure in each region.
Last Modified: Sep 1, 2011 0:10 AM GMT
Getting Started with the AWS SDK for Ruby
The AWS SDK for Ruby helps you to get started building applications using AWS infrastructure services, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon SimpleDB, and more. This guide shows how you can start building Ruby and Rails applications on the Amazon Web Services platform with the AWS Ruby gem.
Last Modified: Jul 14, 2011 21:43 PM GMT
An Introduction to Spot Instances
Spot Instances are a new way to purchase and consume Amazon EC2 Instances. They allow customersto bid on unused Amazon EC2 capacity and run those instances for as long as their bid exceeds thecurrent Spot Price. Amazon EC2 changes the Spot Price periodically based on supply and demand, andcustomers whose bids meet or exceed it gain access to the available Spot Instances. Spot Instances arecomplementary to On-Demand Instances and Reserved Instances, providing another option forobtaining compute capacity.
Last Modified: May 27, 2011 6:34 AM GMT
Running High-CPU or High-Memory Applications on AWS Elastic Beanstalk
This article highlights how to change your EC2 instance type for AWS Elastic Beanstalk applications and how to diagnose issues with applications that require high-CPU or high-memory.
Last Modified: Jan 28, 2011 0:39 AM GMT
Getting Started with AWS Elastic Beanstalk Deployment in Eclipse
This guide introduces the AWS Elastic Beanstalk deployment feature of the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse and provides a walkthrough for getting started with AWS Elastic Beanstalk deployment for developers using the Eclipse IDE.
Last Modified: Jan 19, 2011 5:39 AM GMT
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