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Amazon EC2 Running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server provides customers the ability to run applications that have been built using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on-demand in Amazon EC2. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and the cloud application leveraging the Amazon EC2 image format and can be deployed within a couple of minutes. These images include SUSE Linux Enterprise Server basic subscription and can be easily updated directly from servers running in EC2. Amazon EC2 Running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server combines the stability of an enterprise Linux distribution with the web-scale computing flexibility of Amazon EC2.
No, the two versions are functionally identical, with the exception that Amazon EC2 Running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server automatically receives updates from servers in Amazon EC2.
No. At this time only Amazon EC2 Running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is supported in the Amazon EC2 cloud.
Amazon EC2 Running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server enables you to easily deploy your applications to the cloud by taking advantage of all of the capabilities and features available in Amazon EC2. Amazon EC2 Running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is identical to the versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server available for installation on physical hardware and is ready to support all enterprise workloads. .
From the EC2 tab on the AMS Management Console, when you click “Launch Instance”, the SLES AMIs will be shown on the “Request Instances Wizard.” Once you select an instance, you can choose the details including instance type and availability zone.
Customers can move existing enterprise applications that are running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in their data centers into Amazon EC2 and receive the same level of support. Additionally, all of the more than 6,000 ISV partner applications that have been certified on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server can be deployed.
There are two ways that you can configure a system to run SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. The first is to boot an instance running SUSE Linux in Amazon EC2. Once your image is running, you can use all of the standard SUSE tools including YaST and zypper to add packages and configure the system.
Another approach is to use SUSE Studio to configure a specific image that starts with SUSE JeOS (just enough operating system) and adds only those packages required to handle a specific workload. Among the variety of physical and virtual image types that SUSE Studio can build is the ability to create Amazon EC2 images, upload them to your EC2 account, and automatically launch them. For more information please visit: susestudio.com, or watch a video on SUSE Studio: Amazon EC2 integration
The easiest and fastest way is to leverage SUSE Studio. SUSE Studio is an easy to use, web-based tool to enable the creation and deployment of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server cloud applications within a couple of minutes. SUSE Studio is available as free online version (susestudio.com) or onsite version.
As with other Amazon EC2 instances, you pay only for what you use and there is no minimum fee. Pricing is per instance-hour consumed for each instance type. Partial instance-hours consumed are billed as full hours. Data transfer for Amazon EC2 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is billed and tiered separately from Amazon EC2. There is no Data Transfer charge between two Amazon Web Services within the same region (i.e. between Amazon EC2 US West and another AWS service in the US West). Data transferred between AWS services in different regions will be charged as Internet Data Transfer on both sides of the transfer.
All Amazon EC2 Running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server images include a basic subscription for updates and maintenance fixes that is reflected in the price charged by Amazon Web Services. There is no need for a separate agreement with SUSE or additional charges.
For Amazon EC2 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server pricing information, please visit the pricing section on the Amazon EC2 Running SUSE Linux Enterprise detail page.
No, all billing is handled through Amazon EC2.
Instance-hours are billed for any time your instances are in a “running” state. If you no longer wish to be charged for your instance, you must terminate it to avoid being billed for additional instance-hours.
Amazon EC2 Running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is available for all instance types including Spot and Reserved instances.
There are three types of SUSE Linux Enterprise AMIs available, 32-bit, 64-bit and Cluster. Depending on which instance type you are running, the appropriate AMI will be provisioned. You have a choice of 32-bit or 64-bit for Micro Instances.
The Cluster instances are 64-bit configurations with hardware virtualization. If you choose to run Cluster GPU instances, the necessary drivers will be automatically installed enabling your applications to take advantage of the Tesla GPU.
Yes. Reserved Instance pricing is available for 1 year and 3-year terms in all instance sizes. For pricing details see Amazon EC2 Running SUSE Linux Enterprise pricing.
You can purchase Reserved Instances through the AWS Management Console or using EC2 API tools. In the AWS Management Console, simply click the “Reserved Instances” button in the EC2 Instances section, and select “Purchase Reserved Instances”. The wizard will walk you through the purchase. Using the API tools, you can list the available Reserved Instances for purchase with the DescribeReservedInstancesOfferings API method. You can then purchase an EC2 Reserved Instance by calling the PurchaseReservedInstancesOffering method. Launching a Reserved Instance is no different than launching an On-Demand Instance. You simply use the RunInstances command or launch an instance via the AWS Management Console. Amazon EC2 will optimally apply the cheapest rate that you are eligible for in the background.
Spot Instances can be requested using the AWS Management Console or Amazon EC2 APIs. To start with the AWS Management Console:
For detail on how to request Spot Instances through the Amazon EC2 API, see the Amazon EC2 API Reference.
For a more detailed walk through of using Spot Instances and more information on how to get the most out of Spot Instances, please read Introduction to Spot Instances.
We do not currently support the ability to coordinate launches into the same Availability Zone across AWS developer accounts.
Yes. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is widely used in High Performance Computing and is ideally suited for Cluster Compute Instances. SUSE Linux Enterprise is available for both Cluster Compute and Cluster GPU Instances. When running Cluster GPU Instances, the libraries required to run application code on the Tesla GPU are automatically installed.
All instances of Amazon EC2 running SUSE Linux Enterprise automatically register with update servers with Amazon EC2 to receive updates. These updates are available at the same time they become available through SUSE’s update channels. Customers will be notified when updates are available. Updates can be installed using standard SLES systems management tools. Additionally, Amazon EC2 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is covered under AWS Premium Support. Premium Support customers that contact AWS for help will work directly with AWS to resolve issues that are related to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Amazon and SUSE engineering teams will work together to resolve any SUSE issues.
No, you cannot use DevPay to bundle products on top of Amazon EC2 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server at this time.