EC2 AMI Test Case Review Request

Tim Flink tflink at
Mon Jan 9 18:47:56 UTC 2012

On Mon, 9 Jan 2012 11:39:52 -0500
Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk at> wrote:

> Looks good to me.. thought as a first time user of AWS, the process
> of creating an account and the verification was a bit slow.
> Also, when finally creating an account I've had no idea what to
> actually select. I saw something about free Amazon Micro EC2
> but no idea how to use it. Finally figured out that I am suppose
> to use the "Classic" workflow.

I see what you mean but I'm a little hesitant to add those kind of
details to the test case. It might be better to have a separate wiki
page for "getting started with EC2" instructions. I'll look around to
see if there is already a page like that.

> Perhaps adding in a comment saying: "As setting up a first-time AWS
> account can take sometimes a few hours, it is recommended that the
> user create this in advance."

It's been a while since I first created my account, so I had forgotten
about that.

> Also perhaps a link to do when nothing shows up. For example I just
> created an ami-5f16d836 and all lights are green but I can't connect
> to it. Perhaps some link to "how to get debug/bootup logs" from the
> instance?

I wonder if your security group is set up to allow SSH. By default, no
traffic is allowed from outside EC2.

> Or how to add 'debug loglevel=8' to the kernel bootup? IF that is is
> possible?

I'm honestly not sure how to do that, will look into whether or not
it's possible, though.


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