By Divyen Patel on Jul 24, 2009
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.
||aki-1783627e / ari-858362ec
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
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.
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.
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:
Register for OpenSolaris AMIs here.