How to Install Pacemaker in Amazon Cloud Machine Image (AMI)

Pacemaker ClusterLabs logoPacemaker is an open source, high availability resource manager suitable for both small and large clusters. It supports many deployment scenarios and can dramatically reduce hardware costs by allowing several active/passive clusters to be combined to share a common backup node. It monitors the system for hardware and software failures, using advanced algorithms to automatically recover applications in the event of a failure.

In this article, Yossi Nachum of Emind Systems gives a step-by-step guide to installing Pacemaker in Amazon AMI.

How to Automate Elastic IP Assignment on EC2 Instance Restart or Reboot

In AWS, users are charged for allocated Elastic IPs that are not associated with a running instance or network interface (VPC). Therefore, the accepted best practice is to keep only those IP addresses that will be needed in the future. Allocated Elastic IPs you don’t plan to use in the future, or those you just forgot to release, may contribute to unexpectedly high AWS bills. Deployment on AWS Cloud / by Accenture

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Understanding AWS EC2 Instance Metadata

AWS EC2 is a scalable, reliable and low-priced offering from Amazon for the user’s virtual computation or hosting needs. An Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is an encrypted packaged-up environment that includes all the necessary bits to set up and boot the user’s instance. After an AMI is launched, the resultant running system is called an instance. Learn how to Launch an Amazon AWS EC2 Instance. The instance is the user’s basic computation building block. Amazon EC2 offers multiple instance types based on the RAM, Storage and Compute Units. Once launched, an instance looks very similar to a traditional host. The user will have complete control on the instances.

The present guide helps to understand the various parameters of metadata of an AWS Instance. Learn how to get the EC2 metadata.

Choosing Between EBS-backed and Instance Store-backed AMI

Cloud costs can easily spiral out of control if you’re not paying close enough attention. It’s important to track your cloud usage patterns so that you know, with confidence, that you’re getting the most bang for your buck! Some of the decisions you’ll be faced with include whether you should be re-sizing an instance or if your EBS volumes are financially efficient. In this post, I’ll talk about how to choose between EBS-backed and Instance Store-backed AMIs.

How-to Restore an EBS Backed Linux Instance of an EBS (Elastic Block Store) Volume Snapshot

Cost Saving Tips for AWS Usage – Part 1

Currently IT departments and infrastructure providers are under increasing pressure to provide computing infrastructure at the lowest possible cost. Evolution of the Cloud computing paradigm has made software systems more scalable with a cost-effective approach. One of the most popular and innovative Cloud infrastructure providers is Amazon Cloud Services (AWS).

How to Create AMI of Linux Based Instance

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EC2 How-to: View or Update an AMI Permissions