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HowTo setup S3Fox Plugin for Amazon S3 Bucket

S3Fox Organizer helps you organize, manage and store your files on Amazon S3 bucket. The user interface is clean and intuitive, has all the basic features you need and it works fast. It is easy to install and use as it is integrated into the browser. – Open Firefox browser on your machine and browse for s3fox. Click on “Add to Firefox” and click on “Install Now“ – Restart Firefox browser.

Install Ubuntu Server 13.10 on Amazon Web Service EC2 with screenshots

This is a quick tutorial on how to install Ubuntu Server 13.10 on Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) instance. That said Amazon offers a free tier for both new and existing clients, which means that you can install the OS and use it for free for just one year from date of registering. Before I get started, I would assume that you already have an account on AWS, if not then you need to sign-up for a free account @ AWS Step 1: Create a New Instance – Once you are logged into AWS, click on EC2 under Amazon Web Services – Under Create Instance, click on “Launch Instance“ – Check “Free tier only” to filter all Free tier AMIs, then click on Select for “Ubuntu Server 13.

Install AWS on Windows to manage Amazon EC2 and S3

AWS is a command-line tool that gives you easy access to Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 from the convenience of your desktop machine. Credit goes to Timothy Kay for developing this awesome tool. I have seen questions asked on how to manually copy files from a local machine to Amazon S3 buckets and possibility of automating the process. In this post I will focus on how to get things started by installing and configuring your machine for aws.

Assign an Elastic IP Address to an EC2 Instance

I recently installed a new Ec2 instance and setup the system for a web service. At some point, I rebooted the instance and noticed that I could not connect to the web service via the Public IP address assigned to it. Upon investigation I discovered that the public DNS address had changed hence service not accessible. To avoid this in future, Amazon has a built in feature to allow one to associate a static DNS IP address to an Instance so in the event of instance reboot, it does not get assigned a new DNS address but rather maintains the previously assigned address.

Creating a Hive Cluster job using Amazon EMR CLI

Following from my previous post on Installing the Amazon EMR Command Line Interface for Windows, I will look at how to create an Elastic MapReduce job (Hive Cluster) from the CLI. This includes creation of Instances i.e a Master Instance and Slave Instances using an Interactive Hive Session. Step 1: without specifying the number of instances to create – Run the following command from the Amazon EMR CLI directory: –create –alive –hive-interactive –name “Test_Job Flow” –instance-type m1.

Installing the Amazon EMR Command Line Interface for Windows

I was working on a simple project on how to manage my Amazon EC2 and S3 buckets from my local machine and decided to document how to achieve this using the Amazon EMR CLI for Windows. There are several tools and options how there that you can also use to manage your Amazon EC2 and S3 buckets, for instance Windows PowerShell. For the purpose of this post, I will focus mainly on Amazon EMR CLI.

Install Windows Server or Instance on Amazon EC2

In this post, I will be showing you how to spin-up a Windows Server machine on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). This post will get you started on how to use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Windows instances. Step 1: Launch Instance – Sign into the AWS Management Console at and click on EC2 – Click on ‘Launch Instance’ – Select ‘Quick Launch Wizard’ → Enter Instance Name → Select your Public/Private key pairs (Checkout my post on how to create a key pair) → Scroll down and click on ‘Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Base‘ which is the base image I will be using for this post → Click Continue – Review your settings → then click Launch to launch the instance Note: The default security group created authorizes all IP addresses to access your instance over the specified ports (i.

Make your Amazon S3 bucket publicly accessible

If you have files stored on Amazon S3 bucket and would like to make them accessible to the public, this article will guide you on how to achieve that. Its simple to do. Steps: – Log into your Amazon S3 console → Right-click on desired bucket and click on Properties – In properties screen on right hand-side → Expand Permissions and click on ‘Add bucket policy’ – Enter the following code into the Bucket Policy Editor (You can use the AWS Policy Generator to create a custom policy base on choice) { "

Setup EC2 instance Private Key using Putty

Few weeks back while working on a PMTA log file project, I needed to create an Elastic MapReduce job flow whilst ensuring that I am the only the person authorized to access the workflow console. To ensure that your connection to the service is secured from your desktop or laptop, your MapReduce job flow would need to be signed with a private key (Refer to my previous post on how to create an AWS EC2 key pair).

Cloud Computing with Amazon Web Service

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How to create an Amazon S3 bucket

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an online storage facility. You can use Amazon S3 to store and retrieve any amount of data in the scale of magabytes to terabytes from anywhere in the world. The AWS Management Console is a simple and intuitive web interface you can use to manage your buckets. To create an Amazon S3 bucket, you need an AWS account. If you don’t already have one, you’ll be prompted to create one when you sign up for Amazon S3.

Create Amazon Web Service EC2 Key Pair

Recently I have been involved in a new project to evaluate the ease and use of the Amazon Web Services cloud based solution to enable us manage and query over 5TB of PMTA log files. Since Amazon AWS service is new to me, I have studied and run some tests to understand how the solution works and its benefit. One of the few challenges I first had were: – Where do I start from?