Listing the Official StarCluster AMIsΒΆ

From time to time new StarCluster AMIs may become available. These AMIs might simply contain new OS versions or could fix a bug experienced by StarCluster users. In any case it’s useful to look at the latest available StarCluster AMIs.

To look at a list of all currently available public StarCluster AMIs run the listpublic command:

$ starcluster listpublic

This will show all available AMIs in the current region. Unless you’ve specified a region in your config the default region is us-east-1. To view AMIs in other regions either specify a region in your [aws info] config or use the global -r option:

$ starcluster -r eu-west-1 listpublic

At the time of writing this document the output for us-east-1 looks like:

$ starcluster listpublic
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>>> Listing all public StarCluster images...

32bit Images:
[0] ami-8cf913e5 us-east-1 starcluster-base-ubuntu-10.04-x86-rc3
[1] ami-d1c42db8 us-east-1 starcluster-base-ubuntu-9.10-x86-rc8
[2] ami-17b15e7e us-east-1 starcluster-base-ubuntu-9.10-x86-rc7
[3] ami-8f9e71e6 us-east-1 starcluster-base-ubuntu-9.04-x86

64bit Images:
[0] ami-0af31963 us-east-1 starcluster-base-ubuntu-10.04-x86_64-rc1
[1] ami-8852a0e1 us-east-1 starcluster-base-ubuntu-10.04-x86_64-hadoop
[2] ami-a5c42dcc us-east-1 starcluster-base-ubuntu-9.10-x86_64-rc4
[3] ami-2941ad40 us-east-1 starcluster-base-ubuntu-9.10-x86_64-rc3
[4] ami-a19e71c8 us-east-1 starcluster-base-ubuntu-9.04-x86_64
[5] ami-06a75a6f us-east-1 starcluster-base-centos-5.4-x86_64-ebs-hvm-gpu-hadoop-rc2 (HVM-EBS)
[6] ami-12b6477b us-east-1 starcluster-base-centos-5.4-x86_64-ebs-hvm-gpu-rc2 (HVM-EBS)

total images: 11

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