[CentOS] CentOS Amazon Machine Image?

Tue Aug 20 23:54:25 UTC 2019
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

On 8/20/19 7:13 PM, Jon Pruente wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 4:48 PM Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>
> wrote:
>> Tru, it is getting me closer.  Next step is to figure out how to get
>> this image on an EC2 instance.  Or whatever it is suppose to be called.
>> AH, I think I have it.  The Centos Image is free, but the infrastructure
>> cost is $0.012/hr which means 1 image per free in the free tier.
>> Additional images come out to $9/mo.
>> So if I have this right, I can play around all I want and learn on a
>> single image, but 2nd image will cost.
> It's an AMI (Amazon Machine Image). You launch a new EC2 instance and in
> the setup you can search for and choose the CentOS one. It wasn't in the
> first search page for me, I had to click further into "AWS Marketplace" to
> find it. AWS bills per hour (though some newer AWS stuff is moving to
> per-second). In the free tier you get 750 hours of t2.micro run time for
> free. A typical month is 744 hours. You can split that up however you want.
> Run 75 instances for 10 hours each? Sure. Run 750 instances for 1 hour
> each? Sure. AWS billing can get complex, but be aware that you can be
> charged for run time of your instance(s), additional storage space,
> bandwidth overages, etc. There isn't much to worry about if you are being
> reasonable but TANSTAAFL so read through https://aws.amazon.com/free/ and
> understand what the limitations are.

I am attempting to learn AWS to have that in my 'toolbox'.  For Centos 
work I have my armv7 boxen:


But I wanted to see if I could reasonably work with AWS as an alternative.

More to learn.