Sunday May 24, 2009

MediaWiki AMI Now Available in Europe

MediWiki AMI Now Available on Amazon EC2 in Europe! 

We are very happy to broaden the availability of the latest MediaWiki AMI on Amazon EC2 in the European Region. This AMI is based on the OpenSolaris 2008.11 base AMI and does not need registration.

Following are the details of this new AMI:

MediaWiki 32-bit AMI:

ami-59d5fd2d aki-661c3412 / ari-601c3414

Manifest: Mediawiki_2008.11_32_1.0.img.manifest.xml

To run this AMI in Europe, change the following environment variables before launching the AMI:

EC2_URL="https://eu-west-1.ec2.amazonaws.com"
LOCATION="EU"

The other env variables remain the same.

NOTE:  a unique <your-keypair-name> must be generated for each region before launching an AMI.(Use ec2-add-keypair <name> > keypairfile after setting the above env variables).


Wednesday May 13, 2009

MediaWiki 1.14 with AMP Stack AMI On OpenSolaris

AMI ID: ami-9c0aedf5
AMI Manifest: sun-osol-2008-11/Mediawiki_2008.11_32_1.0.img.manifest.xml
License: Public

Description:

This 32 bit AMI is based on OpenSolaris 2008.11 AMP Stack AMI. Following components are
included in the AMI.

  • MediaWiki 1.14 (pre-configured state)
  • Apache 2.2
  • MySQL 5.0
  • PHP 5.2 (along with extensions like APC, DTrace, Suhosin, Memcache) runtime
  • phpMyAdmin for administering MySQL database

Security Recommendations:

MediaWiki Installation/configuration pages can be accessible using public DNS address associated with the instance. It is recommended to configure Amazon EC2 firewall on port '80' to limit inbound connections.

Configuration:

  • MediaWiki (bundled within this AMI in pre-configured state) is available under location /var/mediawiki-1.14
  • MedaiWiki specific configuration for Apache Web Server is available within
    /etc/apache2/2.2/conf.d/wiki.conf.
  • Users can launch and configure MediaWiki by accessing http://<DNS name associated with the instance> in their browser
  • Apache and MySQL services are pre-configured to start on boot
  • If you would like to use phpMyAdmin, you will need to do the following:

                  # cp /etc/apache2/2.2/samples-conf.d/phpmyadmin.conf /etc/apache2/2.2/conf.d/

                  # svcadm restart http:apache22

  • DTrace probes are available within Apache and PHP runtime. Sample DTrace scripts are available under /opt/DTT/

For more details on security information and image usage instructions, please refer to the '/root/ec2sun/
README' file.


AMP Stack File Layouts


Apache

PHP

MySQL

Binary Runtime Files

/usr/apache2/2.2/bin

/usr/php/5.2/bin

/usr/mysql/5.0/bin

Configuration Files

/etc/apache2/2.2

/etc/php/5.2

/etc/mysql/5.0

Web Documents / Data Files

/var/apache2/2.2

/var/php/5.2

/var/mysql/5.0

Administering AMP Stack

Command

Apache

MySQL

Start Service

svcadm enable http:apache22

svcadm enable mysql:version_50

Stop Service

svcadm disable http:apache22

svcadm disable mysql:version_50

Restart Service

svcadm restart http:apache22

svcadm restart mysql:version_50


You can reset MySQL 'root' password by running following command:

# /usr/mysql/5.0/bin/mysqladmin -u root -p password '<MySQL password>'

It is highly recommended to secure your MySQL database by following the guidelines mentioned within MySQL 5 database documentation:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/security-guidelines.html

ZFS + EBS for MySQL

User can now take advantage of ZFS to manage EBS volumes and can store MySQL data on it. It may improve performance for certain workloads and database sizes.

For more information visit

Documentation:

Support

  • Register at http://www.sun.com/third-party/global/amazon/ to receive latest news on OpenSolaris AMIs

  • For technical support during Beta period, please send emails to ec2-solaris-support[AT]SUN[DOT]COM.

  • AMP Stack within OpenSolaris are delivered as part of WebStack project . For any questions related to these components, please write to webstack-discuss[AT]opensolaris[DOT]org

OpenSolaris AMI License for Amazon EC2
http://www.sun.com/third-party/global/amazon/license/ami/

OpenSolaris and MySQL are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. or
its subsidiaries in the US and other countries.


Friday Aug 29, 2008

Mediawiki AMI using AMP Stack on OpenSolaris

This 32 bit AMI is based on OpenSolaris 2008.05 (with packages updated to build 91) and MediaWiki 1.12 (in pre-configured state). Following components are included within this AMI
  • Apache 2.2 , PHP 5.2.6, MySQL 5.0.x and Memcached 1.2.5 .

  • MediaWiki 1.12

  • phpMyAdmin

  • Apache and MySQL services are pre-configured to start on boot.

  • Dtrace probes are also available within Apache and PHP runtime. Sample Dtrace scripts are also available under /opt/DTT/ .


Users can launch and configure MediaWiki by accessing http://<DNS name associated with the instance>/mediawiki in their browser.

AMI ID:

ami-2ef11547

AMI Manifest:

sun-osol/opensol2008.05-b91-AMPStack-MediaWiki.img.manifest.xml

License:

Public

Description:

OpenSolaris 2008.05 is a distribution based on OpenSolaris operating system and includes popular features like

  • ZFS (as its root file system)

  • new packaging system known as Image packaging system (IPS) where users can download any additional software, if needed, from a repository.

  • Dtrace for performance monitoring and tuning purposes.

  • GNU binaries under default PATH and many more...


For more information, check out OpenSolaris 2008.05 Getting Starting Guide from here


Amazon EC2 customers can get more information on OpenSolaris by visiting our OpenSolaris on Amazon EC2 Getting Started Guide from http://www.sun.com/thirdparty/global/amazon/Sun_AmazonEC2_GettingStartedAug08Update.pdf


MediaWiki - an open source Wiki software that powers popular site like Wikipedia – free encyclopedia. For more information on MediaWiki , refer to its Getting Started Guide within - http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Contents

AMP Stack File Layout:


Apache

PHP

MySQL

Binary Runtime Files

/usr/apache2/2.2/bin

/usr/php/5.2/bin

/usr/mysql/5.0/bin

Configuration Files

/etc/apache2/2.2

/etc/php/5.2

/etc/mysql/5.0

Web Documents / Data Files

/var/apache2/2.2

/var/php/5.2

/var/mysql/5.0

Administering AMP Stack:

Commands

Apache

MySQL

Start Service

svcadm enable http:apache22

svcadm enable mysql:version_50

Stop Service

svcadm disable http:apache22

svcadm disable mysql:version_50

Restart Service (only if the service is already running)

svcadm restart http:apache22

svcadm restart mysql:version_50

Enabling phpMyAdmin for MySQL Administration:

phpMyAdmin – popular tool written in PHP to handle MySQL administation over the web – is bundled within this AMI. However, for security purposes, 'phpMyAdmin' application is 'disabled' by default within this AMI. Users are strongly urged to protect their MySQL 'root' user with a proper password before enabling this application.

  • Secure your MySQL database by doing some thing like

    • /usr/mysql/5.0/bin/mysql -u root -p password <give a new password>

  • Un-comment the following line in /etc/apache2/2.2/conf.d/phpmyadmin.conf

Alias /phpmyadmin /usr/phpmyadmin

  • Restart Apache Service by doing some thing like

  • Now, access phpMyAdmin application over the web by visiting

    • http://<dns name associated with this AMI>/phpmyadmin . Will need to login with a valid MySQL database's user name and password.

Configuring MediaWiki:

  • MediaWiki specific configuration for Apache Web Server is available within /etc/apache2/2.2/conf.d/mediawiki.conf

  • Users can launch and configure MediaWiki by accessing http://<DNS name associated with the instance>/mediawiki in their browser.

Support :

  • For technical support during Beta period, please send emails to ec2-solaris-support[AT]SUN[DOT]COM.

  • AMP Stack within OpenSolaris are delivered as part of WebStack project. For any questions related to these components, please write to webstack-discuss[AT]opensolaris[DOT]org


Register for OpenSolaris AMIs by visiting here.

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