[CentOS] Amazon EC2 - building a minimal centOS ebs bootable image

Sat Jan 29 14:03:25 UTC 2011
Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik at iki.fi>

On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 12:53:45AM -0800, John R Pierce wrote:
> On 01/29/11 12:36 AM, Sanjay Arora wrote:
> > Hello
> >
> > Looking to build CentOS based micro EC2 instance bootable from Amazon
> > EBS. Want that the image be minimal, so that I can add only the rpms I
> > want.
> >
> > Despite looking could not find a way to import a CentOS image from
> > scratch or an existing minimal CentOS image that is bootable from EBS.
> > My server must must persist, as I cannot handle issues with a dynamic
> > server, so I want to use a server that can boot from EBS.
> good luck with the persistence part in a cloud.  the whole idea of 
> clouds is to distribute your services and separate them from the 
> physical instances.   EC2 is *not* a replacement for a conventional 
> static server.

EC2 nowadays *does* have support for static/persistent boot volumes.

-- Pasi