Questions tagged [amazon-ami]

For questions about Amazon Machine Images (AMI), which are pre-built instances that can repeatedly be re-provisioned.

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How do I create a LAMP server via EC2 Image Builder?

I am trying to set up a resilient way to deploy our monolithic web app on an AWS EC2. My current setup uses Ansible to "manually" install the components for a LAMP server on the latest ...
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Did Amazon recently improve its AMI security practices?

This ThreatPost article largely indicates that Community AMIs are not to be trusted and that Amazon makes no guarantee of their security, nor even an attempt to validate their safeness--as evidenced ...
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User data in original windows ec2 instance does not get executed in custom ami

I created a windows Ec2 instance with user data in it. In my ec2 instance I downlaoded git and installed it. Later in EC2 instance, I provided it with the user data which was supposed to download a ...
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How does the creation of an AMI on AWS work and why is the creation time unpredictable?

Creation date: September 23, 2019 at 9:22:06 PM UTC+2 21:48: still waiting for completion 21:53: completed Sometimes it takes 15 minutes and sometimes longer. How does a creation of an AMI work and ...
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Which AMI was my EC2 instance created from? [closed]

Is there any way to tell which AMI my EC2 instance was created from?
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Why does Docker fail to start on AWS ECS instances. ECS stateful instance fails initialization. ECS stateful instance doesn't join the ECS cluster

The ECS instance fails to join the ECS cluster because it relies on docker to launch its ecs agent. If in this case docker fails to start then the whole process halts. Docker fails to start in AWS ...
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Does the “cattle not pets” distinction apply as equally to machine instances as to containers?

There is a great discussion of the Cattle vs Pets distinction from Randy Bias here. Martin Fowler talks about a SnowFlakeServer. In a series of talks, Adrian Cockcroft talks about how they moved ...
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How to avoid interactive dialogs when running “apt-get upgrade -y” in Ubuntu 16.04 when packaging with Packer?

I'm using Packer to create an AWS AMI based on an Ubuntu 16.04 image. In the beginning, I'm doing an upgrade: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade -y Here is the relevant part of my provisioners ...
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What are best practices and/or tools for updating AMIs on a regular basis?

I have a Master-Workers style computation model. And, I launch the workers via an AMI through an Ansible playbook. The workers' AMI has all the necessary configs needed for doing the computation (...