Release: Amazon EC2 on 2009-04-22

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This release introduces Amazon EC2 running IBM software.

Details

Submitted By: Bruce@AWS
Release Date: April 22, 2009 12:00 AM GMT
Latest Version: 2009-03-01
Latest WSDL: http://ec2.amazonaws.com/doc/2009-03-01/AmazonEC2.wsdl
Created On: April 21, 2009 10:16 PM GMT
Last Updated: April 22, 2009 6:44 PM GMT

New Features

FeatureDescription
IBM Software Amazon EC2 now allows you to use proven IBM platform technologies with which you’re already familiar, including IBM DB2, IBM Informix, IBM WebSphere sMash, IBM Lotus Web Content Management, and IBM WebSphere Portal Server. There are two options. You can pay by the hour only for what you use, through Amazon EC2 running IBM. Alternatively, you can bring your own IBM licenses to run on Amazon EC2. Either way, you can leverage Amazon EC2’s flexible and reliable environment to seamlessly integrate with features like Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) and Elastic IPs in both the US and EU Regions.

For more information, refer to the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Product Page.

Reserved Instances in Europe Amazon EC2 now supports Reserved Instances in Europe.

For more information, refer to the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Product Page or the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Developer Guide.

Reserved Instances Amazon EC2 now supports an additional pricing option. With Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances, you can make a low one-time payment for each instance you want to reserve and receive a significant discount on the hourly usage charge for that instance.

For more information, refer to the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Product Page or the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Developer Guide.

 

Known Issues

IssueDescription
Windows Reserved Instances Reserved Instances are not currently available for Windows.
Windows AMI launch times Windows AMIs take longer to launch than Linux/UNIX instances due to larger AMI sizes and multiple reboots.
Windows AMI sizes Installing software on Windows AMIs can cause them to become large and easily reach the 10 GB limit. Before bundling, check the size of the C:\ volume.
Limitation on drive mapping There is currently no support for volume attachment to devices beyond /dev/sdp on instances running Linux/UNIX and xvdp on instances running Windows.
Security group limitation AuthorizeSecurityGroupIngress does not allow port ranges for group grants when using the command-line tools or the Query API. This is only supported through the SOAP API.
Instance limit New users are limited to a maximum of 20 concurrent instances, but many of our customers use hundreds or thousands of instances. If you need a higher limit, go to http://www.amazon.com/gp/html-forms-controller/ec2-request.
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