Archive For The “EC2” Category

Using the bioconductor AMI

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The current BioC release is 3.3 for which there is an Amazon AMI (ami-64d43409). I’m not sure why, but the AMI is in the us-east1 region which isn’t convenient for me, but we do not have permission to copy it. So all services have to be in the same availability zone (AZ) in us-east(Virginia). If…

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Setting up AWS CLI

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AWS has a command line interface which may be easier for programmers to use. To set up on a linux machine, use pip and configure pip install awscli aws configure The Access and Secret Access keys are created in the AWS console in the IAM tool. You need to create a user and give him/hser…

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Enable X on AWS EC2 instance

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Spin up an EC2 instance. For this demo, I used an t2.micro instance with the base amazon Linux AMI. First connect to our machine. You need to find your EC2 instance public dns. It will be something like: ec2-1-2-3-4-us-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com. The user is always ec2-user. ssh -i /path/to/pem_file ec2-1-2-3-4-us-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com Once on the EC2 machine, I needed…

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