Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Server 64-Bit (Large, Extra Large Instances)

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A clean, base install of Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty for large and extra large instance types,built by Eric Hammondas part of the Alestic.com series[update 2009-10-11]

Details

Submitted By: Eric Hammond
US East AMI ID: ami-eef61587
AMI Manifest: alestic-64/ubuntu-9.04-jaunty-base-64-20091011.manifest.xml
Operating System: Linux/Unix
Created On: December 24, 2008 1:30 AM GMT
Last Updated: October 12, 2009 1:51 PM GMT

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Description

This AMI is a clean, base install of Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty 64-bit, built by Eric Hammond. This 64-bit AMI is for running on the 64-bit instance sizes including: m1.large, m1.xlarge, c1.xlarge . For the 32-bit sizes, please see the 32-bit Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty server AMI

Features

Features include:

  • Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty 64-bit with upgraded packages (as of 2009-10-11)
  • Amazon EC2 AMI tools (1.3-34544 20071010) installed and patched for Ubuntu
  • Uses Amazon's newer 2.6.21 kernel (2.6.21.7-2.fc8xen-ec2-v1.0)
  • Includes 2.6.21 kernel modules

  • Defaults to Ubuntu archive mirrors inside of EC2, hosted by RightScale.
  • Alestic PPA added to software sources so packages can be installed easily including ec2-consistent-snapshot.
  • runurl utility from Alestic PPA pre-installed for use in user-data scripts.
  • openssh-server installed
  • On first boot, runs instance user-data script if it starts with #!
  • Generate new ssh host keys on first boot and output fingerprints
  • ca-certificates installed to support SSL in ec2-bundle-upload
  • /etc/apt/sources.list for jaunty main restricted universe multiverse
  • /etc/event.d/tty[2-6] removed to avoid error messages in logs
  • Shadow passwords enabled
  • root password locked
  • ssh PasswordAuthentication disabled
  • 10GB root (/) partition
  • Network: DHCP on eth0, loopback on lo, simple /etc/hosts with localhost
  • root ssh public key creditials retrieved from instance parameters or ephemeral store on startup (standard Amazon EC2 ssh access for public AMIs)
  • Added "UseDNS no" to /etc/ssh/sshd_config as recommended by http://docs.amazonwebservices.com/AWSEC2/2007-03-01/DeveloperGuide/public-ami-guidelines.html
  • Comment appended to /etc/motd
  • Locale en_US, Timezone UTC

Support

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Support is also available through the above forum with a growing number of folks in the community using Ubuntu on EC2 (and a good core of folks willing to answer questions).

Build Process

Advanced users may consult the following page for information on how this AMI was built and to get instructions for building their own.

History

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  • Use new 2.6.21 kernel, ramdisk, and kernel modules from Amazon (security fix)
  • Add Alestic PPA to apt sources on Ubuntu
  • Install runurl from Alestic PPA
  • Pin the ec2-ami-tools package version so it does not get downgraded
  • All packages upgraded to latest versions

ami-5b46a732 - alestic-64/ubuntu-9.04-jaunty-base-64-20090804.manifest.xml

  • Upgrade EC2 AMI tools to 1.3-34544
  • Improve security by running host key regeneration after RNG initialization.
  • All packages upgraded to latest versions

ami-1f749276 - alestic-64/ubuntu-9.04-jaunty-base-64-20090614.manifest.xml

  • Switch to Ubuntu archive mirror inside of EC2, hosted by RightScale.
  • Improve apt sources to failover through Ubuntu archive mirrors in multiple availability zones if one or two of them are unavailable.
  • Upgrade EC2 AMI tools to 1.3-31780
  • All packages upgraded to latest versions

ami-bc5eb9d5 - alestic-64/ubuntu-9.04-jaunty-base-64-20090423.manifest.xml

  • All packages upgraded to latest versions (Initial Release)

ami-ee57b087 - alestic-64/ubuntu-9.04-jaunty-base-64-20090418.manifest.xml

  • Disable ssh PasswordAuthentication by default to improve security
  • All packages upgraded to latest versions (Release Candidate)

ami-b51ff8dc - alestic-64/ubuntu-9.04-jaunty-base-64-20090329.manifest.xml

  • All packages upgraded to latest versions (Beta release)

ami-df36d1b6 - alestic-64/ubuntu-9.04-jaunty-base-64-20090313.manifest.xml

  • All packages upgraded to latest versions

ami-d7fe19be - alestic/ubuntu-9.04-jaunty-desktop-20090215.manifest.xml

  • All packages upgraded to latest versions

ami-0d5db964 - alestic-64/ubuntu-9.04-jaunty-base-64-20081222.manifest.xml

  • Original (Alpha) release
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