Friday, July 27, 2012

Public AMIs based on openSUSE 12.1


Yes openSUSE 12.1 has been out for some time already, and 12.2 will be out in a couple of months. But hey it's better late then never. So we are happy to annouce the release of the public openSUSE 12.1 AMIs in all seven Amazon EC2 regions, in both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x86_64) variants.

Create a New instance screen with openSUSE AMIs.

You can use the AWS web console's "Quick Launch Wizard", select "More Amazon Machine Images", and click "Continue". This brings you to the "Create New Instance" page where you can filter for openSUSE AMIs under the "Platform" column on the left.

The AMIs we release will now follow the same naming scheme as the SLES AMIs:
"openSUSE-<openSUSE ver>-v<Studio image ver>.<arch>". For example, the 32-bit version is named "openSUSE-12.1-v3.0.0.i386", while the 64-bit is "openSUSE-12.1-v3.0.0.x86_64".

We now have a dedicated account for hosting these public AMIs, with a owner ID of 056126556840, so you can verify that to ensure that it is published by the Studio team and can be trusted.

Note that the AMIs are EBS backed only as there's not much demand for instance-store backed ones.

The AMI sources are available in SUSE Gallery, for both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The full list of AMI IDs for each corresponding region is also listed there, which comes in handy if you're launching instances directly with the AWS API. The scripts used to upload, test and make public these Studio built images to each region is open-sourced at Github.

Run openSUSE 12.1 in EC2 (using run-and-connect).

Do try these public openSUSE 12.1 AMIs out and have a lot of fun!

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