I'd like to tell you about a project I have been working on. I believe deploying fully baked AMIs has so many advantages over half-baked or raw deployments where things happen at boot time, that I want to make it easy for everyone to do. Netflix have been doing ... Read more
Articles tagged: Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
There are many ways to build AMIs, and this episode will show you how to use the same process Netflix uses by using Aminator. We will then take it one step further, and build AMIs using the Ansible Provisioner as well.
In the lead up to AWS re:invent 2013, our open source projects have received a few updates, so I thought it best to summarize them. NetflixOSS Anisble Playbooks There are now CloudFormation templates for more projects to make it as easy as possible to get started. Aminator has been ... Read more
Making AMIs is easy with tools such as Aminator and Packer. And copying an AMI to another region is a single API call now. However, if you produce AMIs for the public, distributing them to all regions and making the AMIs and the underlying EBS Snapshots public is still fairly ... Read more
Aminator lets you bake an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) using a variety of provisioners including apt and yum. Now there is also an Ansible Provisioner. The PR for this should be merged in shortly. This means you can use your favorite Ansible playbook to configure a running instance, or to ... Read more
I have release a few AMIs for some of the NetflixOSS projects. Right now, there are AMIs for Asgard and Eureka in the three US regions. If you need the AMI in another region, please let us know. Asgard The Asgard AMI is called asgard-1.2-awsanswers-ubuntu-12.04-amd64-ebs-20130716-2158. Underneath, it is ... Read more