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Re: Amazon AMI 64-bit Ubuntu 11 HVM-EBS for eu-west-1 region

From: Ed Morris <no email>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 18:42:37 +0100

Hi Hugh.

Thanks for that, much appreciated.

I tried using the "snapshot" route, which allows you to transfer snapshots
between regions through the AWS web console (AWS documentation
here<http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/ebs-copy-snapshot.html>),
but so far I have had no luck with regards to that. I started an instance
with the US-EAST-1 Ubuntu 11.10 x86_64 HVM AMI (not through Star Cluster),
and then created a snap shot of the root volume. I then transferred the
snapshot to EU-WEST-1 region and converted that into an AMI. One issue I
had, and have still not solved, was the "kernel ID" specification which was
needed during the creation of the AMI from the snap shot. I could not find
the kernel ID for the AMI in question, even though other flavours of Star
Cluster AMI's did have associated Kernel IDs. I came unstuck when I tried
to execute the AMI that I had transferred from the US-EAST-1 region to
EU-WEST-1 region, and I was told by StarCluster that the AMI was not HVM,
and therefore could not be executed on the CC2.8xlarge instance type. I am
positive that I am using the correct AMI which is HVM supported, as this is
currently the only HVM supported AMI that's available, and it's only
available in US-EAST-1.

I plan to try something slightly different, by creating a custom AMI using
the StarCluster tools, and then creating a snap shot from that AMI, and
transferring that. But again I may come up against the Kernel ID issue,
which I still don't know how to solve.

However some good news, I have read in a number of places on the web that
Amazon are developing a tool for transferring AMI's the same way you can
now transfer snap shots, and can be undertaken through the AWS console. I
haven't managed to find when this is expected to be implemented though.

There is also this that I found (Ylastic <http://ylastic.com/features.html>),
which amongst a lot of things, appears to suggest that it can migrate EBS
AMI's from region to region.



On 18 January 2013 18:16, MacMullan, Hugh <hughmac_at_wharton.upenn.edu> wrote:

> Hi Ed:****
>
> ** **
>
> I have no EU AMIs, but Iíve been curious about the second question you
> have: whatís the Ďeasyí way to transfer AMIs? I poked around a bit today,
> and it looks like Ďmigrate-ebs-image.plí, part of the VM::EC2 Perl
> module, is a good solution Ö *except* that it converts my HVM AMIs to PV.
> Argh! J****
>
> ** **
>
> Iíve got a query in with the developer (Lincoln Stein) about HVM copies.
> Iíll let you know what I discover.****
>
> ** **
>
> That said, if others have other *easy* ways to transfer AMIs Ö Iím all
> ears too!****
>
> ** **
>
> -Hugh****
>
> ** **
>
> ** **
>
> *From:* starcluster-bounces_at_mit.edu [mailto:starcluster-bounces_at_mit.edu] *On
> Behalf Of *Ed Morris
> *Sent:* Friday, January 18, 2013 5:26 AM
> *To:* starcluster_at_mit.edu
> *Subject:* [StarCluster] Amazon AMI 64-bit Ubuntu 11 HVM-EBS for
> eu-west-1 region****
>
> ** **
>
> Hi.****
>
> ** **
>
> Does anyone know if there is an AMI available using HVM version of Ubuntu
> for the cc8.xlarge compute node for starcluster in the eu-west-1 region?**
> **
>
> ** **
>
> I have been quite happily using the AMI ami-4583572c us-east-1
> starcluster-base-ubuntu-11.10-x86_64-hvm (HVM-EBS) on the us-east region,
> but couldn't find any HVM versions in the eu region.****
>
> ** **
>
> Any ideas? Can the HVM-EBS be easily transferred to the eu region?****
>
> ** **
>
> Ed.
> ****
>
> ** **
>
> --
> Ed Morris
> ------------------------------------------------
> email: ecm200_at_gmail.com
> phone: ****
>



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