AWS Compute Blog

Category: Amazon EC2

Managing domain membership of dynamic fleet of EC2 instances

This post is written by Alex Zarenin, Senior AWS Solution Architect, Microsoft Tech. Updated: February 10, 2021 1.   Introduction For most companies, a move of Microsoft workloads to AWS starts with “lift and shift” where existing workloads are moved from the on-premises data centers to the cloud. These workloads may include WEB and API farms, […]

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Spark Deployment on Kubernetes Cluster

Running cost optimized Spark workloads on Kubernetes using EC2 Spot Instances

This post is written by Kinnar Sen, Senior Solutions Architect, EC2 Spot  Apache Spark is an open-source, distributed processing system used for big data workloads. It provides API operations to perform multiple tasks such as streaming, extract transform load (ETL), query, machine learning (ML), and graph processing. Spark supports four different types of cluster managers (Spark standalone, Apache […]

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Process to install and configure the CloudWatch agent

How to monitor Windows and Linux servers and get internal performance metrics

This post was written by Dean Suzuki, Solution Architect Manager. Customers who run Windows or Linux instances on AWS frequently ask, “How do I know if my disks are almost full?” or “How do I know if my application is using all the available memory and is paging to disk?” This blog helps answer these […]

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Creating a cross-region Active Directory domain with AWS Launch Wizard for Microsoft Active Directory

AWS Launch Wizard is a console-based service to quickly and easily size, configure, and deploy third party applications, such as Microsoft SQL Server Always On and HANA based SAP systems, on AWS without the need to identify and provision individual AWS resources. AWS Launch Wizard offers an easy way to deploy enterprise applications and optimize […]

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Tracking the latest server images in Amazon EC2 Image Builder pipelines

This post courtesy of Anoop Rachamadugu, Cloud Architect at AWS The Amazon EC2 Image Builder service helps users to build and maintain server images. The images created by EC2 Image Builder can be used with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and on-premises. Image Builder reduces the effort of keeping images up-to-date and secure by providing […]

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Integrating AWS Outposts with existing security zones

This post is contributed by Santiago Freitas, AWS Head of Technology EEM and Matt Lehwess, Principal Developer Advocate. AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools to your on-premises facility. This blog post explains how the resources created on an Outpost can be integrated with security zones of […]

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Proactively manage the Spot Instance lifecycle using the new Capacity Rebalancing feature for EC2 Auto Scaling

By Deepthi Chelupati and Chad Schmutzer AWS now offers Capacity Rebalancing for Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, a new feature for proactively managing the Amazon EC2 Spot Instance lifecycle in an Auto Scaling group. Capacity Rebalancing complements the capacity optimized allocation strategy (designed to help find the most optimal spare capacity) and the mixed instances policy […]

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Announcing Outposts and local gateway sharing for multi-account access

This post was contributed by James Devine, Sr. Outposts SA AWS Outposts enables customers to run AWS services in their on-premises environments. With the release of Outposts and local gateway (LGW) sharing, customers can now configure multi-account access and sharing within an AWS Organization. Prior to this release, an Outpost was only viable within a single […]

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Amazon EC2 P4d

Amazon EC2 P4d instances deep dive

This post is contributed by Amr Ragab, Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon EC2 Introduction AWS is excited to announce that the new Amazon EC2 P4d instances are now generally available. This instance type brings additional benefits with 2.5x higher deep learning performance; adding to the accelerated instances portfolio, new features, and technical breakthroughs that our customers […]

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putty configuration details

How to enable X11 forwarding from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Amazon Linux, SUSE Linux, Ubuntu server to support GUI-based installations from Amazon EC2

This post was written by Sivasamy Subramaniam, AWS Database Consultant. In this post, I discuss enabling X11 forwarding from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Amazon Linux, SUSE Linux, Ubuntu servers running on Amazon EC2. This is helpful for system and database administrators, and application teams that want to perform software installations on Amazon EC2 using […]

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