This image is for customers that require 32-bit and legacy paravirtualization support (PV). New deployments should use the "Liferay powered by Bitnami"image at https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B00NPHLT1E. See more
Perfect so far!!!!
Never thought getting liferay up on cloud can be so easy. Thanks to Bitnami and its integration with AWS and Liferay. No exaggaration, but it took me around 3 hrs from coming to know about Bitnami Liferay Stack to setting up my account to creating my AWS account to creating Liferay server and to see it running :) And, to be honest, I do never write reviews, but the smooth experience of today compelled me to write this review.
Passwords do not work.....gave up
after a couple of tries, I gave up. Could not get the password file to work. Was supposed to be the demo version to convince to buy it. All it did was convince me not to.
A bad experience
I shall not be able to give any review about the product offering itself; I was getting a message :this service not available now - which was strange to me as my billing clock was ticking against the AWS mini instance ;I tried to contact AWS support -but they could not help- as this was considered as a technical issue; after a day I gave up and terminated the instance; have not seen the final bill yet - I shall be unhappy if they charge anything above zero.
it can be an one off incidence however total lack of any support for a paid service pissed me off. Before purchasing I would have wanted to know the infrastructure support arrangement that is included in the pricing.
Do not run on a micro
To the previous reviewer. If you run an Enterprise J2EE app in a micro instance with 640Mb of RAM, please do not complain later on that it runs slow. The rest of the comments regarding the application are not specific to the BitNami image or to running it on AWS, but for Liferay itself.
unresponsive, unclear, and not secure
I tried this one on a micro instance. The home page could use a better introduction as the plain look gave me no clue where to start. Pages took far too long to load, which may have been due to it being a micro instance. After figuring out how to add a user, which was very unclear to begin with and cumbersome, users without admin access could promote themselves with no trouble. This left me feeling that the security settings were being ignored. The placement for site settings, configuration, and control panel appeared haphazard. I got the impression a "company" or isolated subfolders could be added, but I could not seem to find out how that worked. Perhaps spending more time with this might reveal a more useful package.