EC2 Instances Future
kudzu at tenebras.com
Thu Apr 11 14:43:55 UTC 2013
I have constructed several AMIs. If I get a sense for which flavor of
instance/OS combos are of interest, I can roll a few and make them
On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 8:25 PM, Don O'Neil <lists at lizardhill.com> wrote:
> Have you made any AMI's based on this method? I would love to deploy a
> medium or large instance that isn't subject to the 'tax', but don't really
> know where to start to build one like this.
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> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Michael Sierchio
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> To: jflowers
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> Subject: Re: EC2 Instances Future
> I still follow Colin's original pattern of using a minimal "Linux"
> grub boot EBS device (1GB), ext2fs, with the root partition being on another
> (ufs2) EBS device. This works very well, with a couple of caveats -
> - Install e2fsprogs (pkg or port) - you will need it, on occasion when
> modifying the boot device (after mounting rw).
> - Kernel upgrades are tricky, so be careful
> - Edit /etc/freebsd-update.conf intelligently to prevent unintended
> Apart from that, I have been running i386 and amd64 instances this way, both
> 8.3 and 9.1, without difficulty (apart from some Xen clock weirdness in
> No Windoze Tax. ;-)
> - M
> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 10:05 AM, jflowers <jflowers at ezo.net> wrote:
>> Is there anything likely to be available in the future (3 months to a
>> year) to avoid the Windows tax on FreeBSD instances for the smaller
>> (t1.micro, m1.small, m1.medium) types? I understand the problem but
>> don't find anything much online about a possible solution. Probably
>> because I don't understand as much as I think.
>> Jim Flowers <jflowers at ezo.net>
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