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How to send notification when EC2 failed Status Check Alarms

There are two types of status checks: system status checks and instance status checks. Both status checks are used to monitor your instance Instances. Your EC2 instance performs automated checks on every running Amazon EC2 instance to identify hardware and software issues. Status checks are performed every five minutes and each returns a pass or a fail status. If both system status and instance status checks pass, your instance is working. If either one of the status check fail, your instance is impaired.

How to install Boto on Amazon AMI EC2

Boto is a Python package that provides interfaces to Amazon Web Services. For more information about Boto, please refer to Boto's Home Page.

Boto is developed mainly using Python 2.6.6 and Python 2.7.1 As of this writing, I am using Python 2.7.x. Please refer to my previous article on : How to Install Python 2.7.x and easy_install on Amazon EC2

Amazon Introduces Another New Service for Game Developers: In-App Purchasing for Mac, PC and Web-based Games

Amazon Introduces Another New Service for Game Developers: In-App Purchasing for Mac, PC and Web-based Games

Mac, PC and Web-based game developers can now increase reach and monetization by offering customers the ability to use their Amazon account to make in-app purchases of virtual goods and currencies

Amazon's In-App Purchasing for Mac, PC and Web-based games joins a family of Amazon services that help developers move more quickly, increase engagement, sell more content and reach new customers

How to install Ruby 1.9.x on Amazon EC2

By default, Amazon AMI comes with Ruby 1.8.x rather than 1.9.x. For this tutorial, we will attempt to install Ruby 1.9.3.

Requirements:
1. Sign up with Amazon Web Services.
2. Launch an Amazon AMI EC2 instance.

We should keep the system up to date:

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How to Install Python 2.7.x and easy_install on Amazon EC2

As of this writing, Amazon AMI ec2 comes with Python 2.6.x rather than Python 2.7.x. What if your applications require Python 2.7.x, what should you do?

Requirements:
1. Sign up with Amazon Web Services.
2. Launch an Amazon AMI EC2 instance.

How to add users with access to /var/www directory

So you have a pretty standard server set up running Apache. But the problem is that your users cannot upload, modify or overwrite any of the files inside the /var/www directory with their user accounts. What should you do?

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How to setup Eclipse Remote System Explorer to Linux EC2 instance

Eclipse is a popular IDE that helps with development. This article will briefly show you how to setup Eclipse - Remote System Explorer with your Linux EC2 instance. With Remote System Explorer installed, remotely editing your files will be simple.

Requirements:
1. Sign up with Amazon Web Services and enable EC2.
2. An instance running Linux EC2 instance with proper security group opened.
3. Eclipse already installed on your Windows machine.

How to enable Audio over RDP with Amazon AWS - Windows 2008 R2 instance

This article briefly show you how to enable Audio over RDP with an Amazon AWS Windows 2K8 R2 instance.

Requirements:
1. Sign up with Amazon Web Services and enable EC2.
2. An instance running with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Base.
3. AWS Security group with port 3389 open to 0.0.0.0/0.

Let's Start!
1. Click Start -> All Programs -> Administrative Tools -> Server Manager.

2. In Server Manager window, Click Configuration -> Services.

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How to create Linux users and key-pair with Redhat 6.3

This article was tested with RedHat 6.3. The purpose of this article is to create a user account with key-pair with SELinux enabled. This article will also enable sudo access for the new user and disable root from ssh into the instance for greater security enhancement.

Requirements:
1. Sign up with Amazon Web Services and enable EC2.

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