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Mikael Gueck

When I start up a 64-bit m2.4xlarge RHEL 6.1 instance, it only shows 32GB of memory?


Can you run any application using RHEL 5, i.e. Perl, PHP, MySQL, etc... just as if it's a regular dedicated server? Or only Amazon approved db's / applications?

Just trying to see the benefit to having a LAMP install on Amazon. Thanks.

Darren Austin

As part of my job we've been rolling out Slackware based AMIs into EC2. As a result, i've made some effort to produce a couple of "public" AMIs of Slackware64 13.37, in case anyone was interested in running them on EC2.

There are currently two AMIs in different regions:
us-east-1: ami-74eb121d

eu-west-1: ami-eaae989e

These AMIs are Slackware64 13.37, (mostly) full install of package sets: a ap d e l n tcl y. A few packages have been left out since they are useless on EC2 (lilo for example), but on the whole it should be a near complete "server" type install of Slackware.

I've compiled a Xen kernel for the AMI - it's the same version as the one from 13.37, but i've modularised all stuff which is not directly required to get the imstance up and running. The boot uses a PVGrub set up, so the kernel can be updated within the image or the boot params changed.

Feel free to get in touch if there are any problems, requests, issues etc or if you want some more into about using the AMIs.

Hope some of you find them useful :)

Darren Austin - Systems Administrator, Widgit Software.
Email: darren (at) widgit (dot) com
Tel: +44 (0)1926 333680. Web:
26 Queen Street, Cubbington, Warwickshire, CV32 7NA, UK.

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