Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers.

Amazon resources:

Introduction

Video


Using the EC2 plugin on Linx

(Selected examples of EC2 functions)


Run an Instance

Steps:

  1. From the Amazon EC2 plugin, add the RunInstances function to your process

  2. Enter the key details of the Properties associated with the RunInstances function, including:

    a. AWS Credentials of the user performing the function

    b. Image ID - The ID of the AMI.

    c. Instance type

    d. Key pair name - If you do not specify a key pair, you can't connect to the instance unless you choose an AMI that is configured to allow users another way to log in.


Create a Key Pair

Steps:

  1. From the Amazon EC2 plugin, add the CreateKeyPair function to your process

  2. Enter the key details of the Properties associated with the CreateKeyPair function, including:

    a. AWS Credentials of the user performing the function

    b. Key name - A unique name for the key pair.


Create an Image

Steps:

  1. From the Amazon EC2 plugin, add the CreateImage function to your process

  2. Enter the key details of the Properties associated with the CreateImage function, including:

    a. AWS Credentials of the user performing the function

    b. Instance ID - The ID of the instance.

    c. Name - A name for the new image.