[ubuntu-cloud] Post access

Scott Moser smoser at ubuntu.com
Thu Mar 17 21:30:18 UTC 2011

On Thu, 17 Mar 2011, Gerardo Fontes wrote:

> Hi,
> I would like post access to this list and plan to collaborate for an ec2
> cluster compute instance for hardy.

   I had agreed with Ahmed to turn on the cluster compute instance builds
for lucid as a sniff test.  If the un-tested build doesn't fail there
might be a daily Lucid HVM instance type tomorrow sometime.
   Hardy, though, is much older, and many, many
things weren't so well worked out in our build and release process on EC2.
It would be more difficult to make a Hardy cluster compute instance.
   So I would really like to avoid doing so and supporting hardy on
cluster compute.

As I understand it, Amazon limits creation of "new" HVM images to
privileged accounts (of which 'Canonical' has one), so you can't do the
same process as we do.

   That said, with the presence of a lucid cluster compute instance you
may be able to basically do a downgrade to hardy, or potentially a switch
of the root volume on an existing instance.
   There is more infomatoin about HVM instances at

   You'll have to be creative, but I do think that a hardy HVM instance
*could* be created, but you might end up wanting to use a newer kernel.


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