OpenSolaris 2008.05 with Drupal AMI using AMP stack provided by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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This 32-bit AMI is based on OpenSolaris 2008.05 (with packages updated to build 91). Components included within this AMI areDrupal 6.4 (in pre-configured state), Apache 2.2 , PHP 5.2.6, MySQL 5.0.x, Memcached 1.2.5, phpMyAdmin, DTrace probes and Sample DTrace scripts. This AMI is provided by Sun Microsystems and requires registration.


Submitted By: nextgenec2
US East AMI ID: ami-4ff01426
AMI Manifest: sun-osol/opensol2008.05-b91-AMPStack-Drupal.img.manifest.xml
Operating System: Linux/Unix
Created On: September 1, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
Last Updated: March 31, 2009 11:24 PM GMT


Following components are included within this AMI
  • Apache 2.2 , PHP 5.2.6, MySQL 5.0.x and Memcached 1.2.5.
  • Drupal 6.4 (pre-configured state)
  • phpMyAdmin
  • Apache and MySQL services are pre-configured to start on boot.
  • DTrace probes are also available within Apache and PHP runtime. Sample DTrace scripts are also available under /opt/DTT/.
This AMI is provided by Sun Microsystesms and requires registration. OpenSolaris 2008.05 is a distribution based on OpenSolaris operating system and includes popular features like
  • ZFS (as its root file system)
  • new packaging system known as Image packaging system (IPS) where users can download any additional software, if needed, from a repository.
  • DTrace for performance monitoring and tuning purposes.
  • GNU binaries under default PATH and many more...

For more information, check out OpenSolaris 2008.05 Getting Starting Guide from here

Amazon EC2 customers can get more information on OpenSolaris by visiting our blog and reading OpenSolaris on Amazon EC2 Getting Started Guide from

AMP Stack File Layout

Binary Runtime Files/usr/apache2/2.2/bin/usr/php/5.2/bin/usr/mysql/5.0/bin
Configuration Files/etc/apache2/2.2/etc/php/5.2/etc/mysql/5.0
Web Documents / Data Files/var/apache2/2.2/var/php/5.2/var/mysql/5.0

Administering AMP StackM

Start Servicesvcadm enable http:apache22svcadm enable mysql:version_50
Stop Servicesvcadm disable http:apache22svcadm disable mysql:version_50
Restart Service (only if the service is already running)svcadm restart http:apache22svcadm restart mysql:version_50

Enabling phpMyAdmin for MySQL Administration

phpMyAdmin — popular tool written in PHP to handle MySQL administation over the web — is bundled within this AMI. However, for security purposes, 'phpMyAdmin' application is 'disabled' by default within this AMI. Users are strongly urged to protect their MySQL 'root' user with a proper password before enabling this application.

  • Secure your MySQL database by doing some thing like
    /usr/mysql/5.0/bin/mysql -u root -p password
  • Un-comment the following line in /etc/apache2/2.2/conf.d/phpmyadmin.conf
    Alias /phpmyadmin /usr/phpmyadmin
  • Restart Apache Service by doing some thing like
    svcadm restart http:apache22
  • Now, access phpMyAdmin application over the web by visiting
    http:///phpmyadmin . Will need to login with a valid MySQL database's user name and password.

Configuring Drupal

  • Drupal (bundled within this AMI in pre-configured state) is available under location /var/drupal.
  • Drupal recommends having a database protected with a valid user name and password to be created on the system before configuring Drupal. Hence, users are advised to either use 'ssh' to login to your AMI or phpMyAdmin to create such database before proceeding to configuring Drupal. For more information, refer to MySQL documentation by visiting here
  • Drupal specific configuration for Apache Web Server is available within /etc/apache2/2.2/conf.d/drupal.conf.
  • Users can launch and configure Drupal by accessing http:///drupal in their browser.


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