instance store-backed AMIs

Garrett Holmstrom gholms at
Mon Jan 23 16:50:33 UTC 2012

On Jan 23, 2012 7:02 AM, "Simon Smith" <simongsmith at> wrote:
> Is there a particular reason why there are not any instance
> store-backed AMIs for Fedora?  I noticed that starting with Fedora 16,
> there are only EBS-backed EC2 images listed at:
> I know I could create my own, but at this stage of our project I would
> much rather use a ready-to-go image.  I like the instance store-backed
> AMIs because we have been relying on the extra storage provided (>100
> GB), deploying multiple machines to provide redundancy.

Provided you aren't using t1.micro instances, you can still use instance
storage from an EBS instance. You just have to ask for it by supplying an
appropriate block device mapping (with -b if you are using
euca-run-instances) when you run the instances.
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