Enabling User Provided Kernels in Amazon EC2

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This guide describes how to get started with User Provided Kernels.


Submitted By: Dave@AWS
AWS Products Used: Amazon EC2
Created On: July 15, 2010 3:40 AM GMT
Last Updated: July 15, 2010 4:01 AM GMT
This Feature Guide below is designed to teach System Administrators and other IT professionals how to utilize the User Provided Kernels in Amazon EC2. With this feature, Amazon allows you to load a para-virtual Linux kernel within an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) or Amazon EBS volume. You can also now seamlessly upgrade the kernel on Amazon EBS-backed instances.

The Feature guide provides a walkthrough of the steps you need to perform to leverage this feature and a detailed example. The guide provides answers to frequently asked questions.

This feature guide has been incorporated into the Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute User Guide as a section titled Enabling Your Own Linux Kernels.
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