Friday Jul 24, 2009

32-bit OpenSolaris 2009.06 base AMI Released on Amazon EC2

Sun Microsystems Inc. is pleased to announce the new release OpenSolaris 2009.06 on Amazon EC2's cloud computing service. This 32-bit AMI gives you the power and security of OpenSolaris combined with the flexibility of Amazon's cloud computing service, and is optimized for for Amazon EC2's cloud computing environment.

AMI ID: ami-8f30d1e6
AMI Manifest: sun-opensolaris-2009-06/opensolaris_2009.06_32_6.1.img.manifest.xml
AKI/ARI ID:
aki-1783627e / ari-858362ec
License: Public

Description:

OpenSolaris 2009.06 is the latest release of the OpenSolaris Operating System, a powerful and complete operating environment for users. developers and deployers. OpenSolaris prides itself on being a secure, stable, and highly scalable system. The OpenSolaris OS is open source software, and freely re-distributable and provides all the tools users expect from a modern computing environment both installed by default and available on our online network package repositories.

Information on "What's new in OpenSolaris 2009.06" is available at
http://www.opensolaris.com/learn/features/whats-new/200906/


The root file system is ZFS in this AMI and includes the pre-installed packages and tools necessary to get started with using OpenSolaris on Amazon EC2. You can obtain more details about the OpenSolaris project at http://www.opensolaris.org.

Also, just like in our previous AMIs, the "pkg image-update" command updates the kernel and ramdisk which is not allowed in Amazon EC2. Therefore, in order to prevent your instances from becoming non-compatible with the Amazon EC2 environment, we have disabled this command.

The "Getting Started Guide" has been updated with instructions for Re-bundling OpenSolaris 2009.06 based 32-bit AMI on Amazon EC2.


Rebundling Changes:

For new 32-bit OpenSolaris 2009.06 AMI re-bundling use following "ec2-bundle-image" command. For more detail look into the Getting Started Guide (Page 10).

ec2-bundle-image -c $EC2_CERT -k $EC2_PRIVATE_KEY   \\
  --kernel aki-1783627e --ramdisk ari-858362ec \\
  --block-device-mapping "root=rpool/56@0,ami=0,ephemeral0=1" \\
  --user <user-id> --arch i386 \\
  -i $DIRECTORY/$IMAGE -d $DIRECTORY/parts

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  AMI Refresh of OpenSolaris 2009.06 32-bit on Amazon EC2

After the launch of the OpenSolaris 2009.06 32-bit AMI (AMI ID ami-4133d528) at the beginning of June, an infrequent launch hang upon AMI startup was discovered.  This issue has been submitted as CR 6840704 and has been fixed in an AMI Refresh.

New launches of the old OpenSolaris 2009.06 AMI (ami-4133d528) will be disabled and current users will still be able to use the old ari and aki (aki-b128ced8 / ari-d336d0ba) with their rebundled AMI based on ami-4133d528.

Support:

For technical support during the Beta period, please contact ec2­-solaris­-support[AT]SUN[DOT]COM.

Please check OpenSolaris on Amazon EC2 blog for latest updates and new information about OpenSolaris AMIs.

The "OpenSolaris on Amazon EC2 Getting Started Guide" is located at:
http://www.sun.com/third-party/global/amazon/Sun_AmazonEC2_GettingStartedGuide.pdf


Register for OpenSolaris AMIs here

64-bit OpenSolaris 2009.06 Base AMI Released On Amazon EC2

Sun Microsystems Inc. is pleased to announce the release of 64-bit OpenSolaris 2009.06 base AMI On Amazon EC2's cloud computing service. This 64-bit AMI gives you the power and security of OpenSolaris combined with the flexibility of Amazon's cloud computing service, and is optimized for for EC2's cloud computing environment.

AMI Details:

AMI ID: ami-9903e2f0
AMI Menifest: sun-opensolaris-2009-06/opensolaris_2009.06_64_6.1.img.manifest.xml
AKI/ARI ID: aki-fb3ddc92 / ari-fd3ddc94

This AMI supports 64-bit Instance sizes including m1.large (Large Instance Type), m1.xlarge (Extra Large Instance Type) and c1.xlarge (High CPU Extra Large Instance Type).

For more details on these instance types visit

To run the AMI with Large Instance type, execute following command.
ec2-run-instances ami-9903e2f0
-k <your-keypair> --instance-type m1.large

To run the AMI with Extra Large Instance type, execute following command.
ec2-run-instances ami-9903e2f0
-k <your-keypair> --instance-type m1.xlarge

To run the AMI with High CPU Extra Large Instance type, execute following command.
ec2-run-instances ami-9903e2f0
-k <your-keypair> --instance-type c1.xlarge

For OpenSolaris 2009.06 32bit base AMI, Please see
http://blogs.sun.com/ec2/entry/opensolaris_2009_06_on_amazon

For Other AMIs provided by Sun Microsystems, Please see
http://blogs.sun.com/ec2/entry/opensolaris_based_ami_catalog_on

Configuring Swap Memory

OpenSolaris 2009.06 64-bit AMI Instance comes with default 1 GB of swap memory.
Follow below given steps to increase the swap memory size by 15gb.

# zfs create -V 15g mnt/swap
# swap -a /dev/zvol/dsk/mnt/swap

You can make this change permanent by changing the lines for swap in “/etc/vfstab” file.
change “/dev/zvol/dsk/rpool/swap” to “/dev/zvol/dsk/mnt/swap” and save the file.

Finally Reboot the instance.

64-bit AMI Rebundling Changes:

For 64-bit OpenSolaris 2009.06 AMI re-bundling use following "ec2-bundle-image" command. For more detail look into the Getting Started Guide (Page 10).

ec2-bundle-image -c $EC2_CERT -k $EC2_PRIVATE_KEY   \\
  --kernel aki-fb3ddc92 --ramdisk ari-fd3ddc94 \\
  --block-device-mapping "root=rpool/56@0,ami=0,ephemeral0=1,ephemeral1=2,ephemeral2=3,ephemeral3=4" \\
  --user <user-id> --arch x86_64 \\
  -i $DIRECTORY/$IMAGE -d $DIRECTORY/parts

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