Thursday, January 26, 2012

Full functionality for openSUSE on EC2

If you were waiting for Studio to support the latest version of openSUSE on Amazon's EC2, listen up: Your wait is over. The same goes if you tried to upload an older version of openSUSE to EC2's latest region, Sao Paulo. Studio finally offers full functionality for all openSUSE versions on all EC2 regions. Of course, SLE still offers a wide range of advantages over openSUSE. Just think about long term support, stability or getting updates for your system. However, if you chose to create your appliance based on openSUSE, you are now finally able to use Studio to take your first steps into the cloud.
Have a lot of fun!

13 comments:

  1. Uploading to EC2 incurs in the same fees as SEL?

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  2. openSUSE is covered by the default pricing of EC2 at
    http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/#pricing

    SLES has a special price, which is described here:
    http://aws.amazon.com/suse/

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  3. Are there any special requirements to publish it on EC2? We get a successfully upload message. No errors whatsoever but then the image does not boot properly at EC2. Are there any specific requirements?

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  4. No, the openSUSE image should work out of the box. Try launching the image from the AWS management console. If it goes from booting to stopped, then the upload is broken (which could have happend if you uploaded sometime on Jan 26th). Deleting the image and re-uploading it from Studio should fix this issue.

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  5. Well, it doesn't. I have created a dozen of images, ALL sucessfully uploaded and confirmed, but regardless (every single instance, without exception and I tried off-the-box installation, nothing fancy, just OS)

    And I always GET in the log console:

    Welcome to emergency mode. Use "systemctl default" or ^D to activate default mode.
    Give root password for login: [ 105.399491] systemd[1]: Startup finished in 11s 405ms 886us (kernel) + 1min 33s 993ms 510us (userspace) = 1min 45s 399ms 396us.

    Any thoughts?

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  6. Unfortunately, there is a bug in building EC2 images. This affects the images itself, as they get built with a wrong entry in their /etc/fstab. We're currently working on resolving that issue.

    Thanks for reporting that problem and for your patience. I will post another comment as soon as this is fixed.

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  7. Thank you.

    Keep us posted.

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  8. The size of the created ec2-ebs-volume is 7gb if i select 5gb in suse studio :(

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  9. Dominik Bamberger, just tested it again and still the same error right?

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  10. I deployed a fix this morning and just tested it. Uploading openSUSE 12.1 to EC2 is now finally working the way it should have from the beginning (even for 64Bit systems). Sorry for the delay and thanks for your patience.

    I'll be looking into the volume size issue shortly. Thanks for reporting it.

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  11. It works perfectly Dominik,

    Thank you very much. Heads up. Well done.

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  12. Any news on the volume size issue?

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  13. I found the problem with the volume size on EC2 and fixed it. Now it respects the value you enter in the configuration tab and adjusts the EC2 volume's size accordingly.

    Thanks for reporting that bug. It helps us getting better!

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