Ubuntu Images for EC2 Cluster Compute Nodes

Registered by Scott Moser on 2010-10-14

Amazon announced a new instance type called "cluster compute", which utilises xen hvm. There have been many requests for Ubuntu images that would run on this instance type.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Robbie Williamson
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Scott Moser
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for natty
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-11.04-beta-1
Started by
Robbie Williamson on 2010-11-15
Completed by
Scott Moser on 2011-04-18

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Whiteboard

Work Items:
[smoser] get ec2 tools and account acl from amazon for publishing hvm images: DONE
[jjohansen] get pv-on-hvm drivers into Ubuntu kernel (bug 676156): DONE
[smoser] modify ec2-image2ebs to support creating hvm volume: DONE
[smoser] modify ec2-publishing-scripts to register hvm instances: DONE
[smoser] remove hacks in ec2-image2ebs for xen_emul_unplug=unnecessary (bug 684875): POSTPONED

Other info:
 * http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenLinuxPVonHVMdrivers
 * "Running the Xen PV drivers on an HVM instance is known as “PV on HVM.” You must use a guest kernel that includes these drivers. Fedora based distributions include them in default bare‐metal kernel builds. Ubuntu distributions do not."

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