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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6

Amazon Web Services | 6.5_GA

Linux/Unix, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5_GA - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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    Thomas Jones

Too Old To Still Be On MarketPlace

  • January 20, 2016
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This AMI is the first-hit returned by an AMI search for RHEL 6. Unfortunately, it's a very *OLD* AMI, meaning that it requires pretty much 100% of the installed packages being upgraded.

Given that this AMI is also stupidly-fat at 420+ RPMs (seriously: why would SSSD, NFS, CIFS and several other RPMs need to be on what should be a starting-point kind of AMI??), doing an update takes *forever*. Even better, trying to use cloud-init to do the update resulted in broken (as in not recoverable with the yum DB manipulation/cleanup tools) yum DBs on two of the three instances I launched. Nothing like trying to query the yum DB and getting a few hundred "conflicts with" and "duplicates" errors.

Ultimately, found and switched to a newer, HVM AMI. Fortunately, I didn't *need* a specifically PV-type AMI, as my intents for launching the AMI was to use it to create a custom AMI (which is why a fat AMI is especially problematic).

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