Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) is a type of storage designed specifically for Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EBS lets you create volumes that Amazon EC2 instances can mount as devices much like a standard hard drive. Amazon EBS volumes behave like raw, unformatted, external block devices. They have user-supplied device names and provide a block [...]
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Select an IP address to release and clickYes, Release Address. If the IP address is currently assigned to an instance, Amazon EC2 disassociates the IP address and releases it back to the Amazon EC2 IP address pool.
To associate an IP address with an instance Select an IP address to associate and clickAssociate. TheÂ Associate dialog box appears. Select the instance and clickÂ Associate. Its current public IP address is released to the Amazon EC2 public IP address pool and the elastic IP address is associated with the instance.
Elastic IP addresses are static IP addresses designed for dynamic cloud computing. Elastic IP addresses are associated with your account, not specific instances. Any elastic IP addresses that you associate with your account remain associated with your account until you explicitly release them. Unlike traditional static IP addresses, however, elastic IP addresses allow you to [...]
Reserved instances give you the option to make a low, one-time payment for each instance you want to reserve and in turn receive a significant discount on the hourly usage charge for that instance. To reserve an instance ClickÂ Reserved Instances and selectPurchase Reserved Instances. TheÂ Purchase Reserved Instancesdialog box appears. Select the options and the number [...]
If the instance has an Elastic IP address associated with it, you can disassociate the address, and then either associate the address with another instance, or release it back to the address pool. To associate the address or release it, go to theÂ Elastic IPspage. To disassociate an Elastic IP address Right-click the instance and selectDisassociate [...]
If an instance has an EBS root device, you can easily create an AMI from it. To create an image from an Amazon EBS-backed instance Right-click an instance that shows “ebs” in theÂ Root Device field and clickÂ Create Image (EBS AMI). TheÂ Create Image dialog box appears. Enter a name for the image (required) and a description [...]
After you launch a Windows instance, you need the instance’s password in order to connect using Remote Desktop. To get the Windows password Right-click an instance and clickÂ Get Windows Password. TheÂ Retrieve Default Windows Administrator Password dialog box appears. Paste your private key into the provided field and clickÂ Decrypt Password. Amazon EC2 returns an encrypted version [...]
For Linux and UNIX instances, the instance console output displays the exact console output that would normally be displayed on a physical monitor attached to a machine. This output is buffered because the instance produces it and then posts it to a store where the instances owner can retrieve it. For Windows instances, the instance [...]
To connect to an instance Right-click the instance and clickÂ Connect. TheÂ Console Connect – Remote Desktop Connection information box appears with information about your options to connect to your instance via Remote Desktop Connection. ClickÂ Close. For information about connecting to instances, go toÂ Connecting to Instances Guide.
To start a stopped instance (applies only to instances with EBS root devices) Right-click the instance and clickÂ Start. A confirmation dialog box appears. ClickÂ Yes, Start. Amazon EC2 restores the instance from the state it was when stopped. You will again be charged the usual rate for a running instance.
Note: Stopping an instance deletes all data on the local (ephemeral) instance storage. To stop an instance (applies only to instances with EBS root devices) Right-click the instance and clickÂ Stop. A confirmation dialog box appears. ClickÂ Yes, Stop. Amazon EC2 begins stopping the instance and storing its state offline. You will no longer be charged for [...]
WhenÂ termination protection is enabled for an instance, you’re prevented from terminating the instance. You can enable and disable termination protection while an instance is running or stopped. You can also enable termination protection at instance launch time. TheÂ Request Instances Wizard includes a check box for enabling termination protection. To enable termination protection Right-click the instance [...]