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RightLink Agent Security Features & Upgrading from V4 RightImages

Posted by Phil Cox   Ι   January 24, 2012 12 comments
A fundamental problem in cloud management is "how do I get the remote instance to do what I want it to?" Taking this task on for a few systems is doable with a number of techniques, making it scale for many thousands is not quite as simple. At RightScale, we have been on the bleeding edge of this issue since the early days of cloud computing, and we have learned a lot along the way. One of those...Read more

RightScale-Ready Ubuntu 11.04 Amazon AMIs

Posted by Darryl Eaton   Ι   April 29, 2011 1 comment
Ubunutu 11.04 Natty Narwhal is released , and there's something in it for RightScale users! We've been working with our partners at Canonical to make it possible to use Ubuntu AMIs out of the box with RightScale. This means you can start playing with Natty Narwhal 11.04 in RightScale today! How does it work? The method was pioneered by Eric Hammond , who helps maintain Ubuntu and Debian AMIs for...Read more

RightScale Release: 25 ServerTemplates across 66 RightImages

Posted by Darryl Eaton   Ι   March 29, 2011 4 comments
Is it Christmas? It seems the RightScale elves have been busy. Luckily for you, many of our elves have Ph.D.s or master's degrees in computer science - or just many years behind a Unix prompt. Lucky for us, they don't look like elves. Let's see what's under the tree... New Database Managers Our Database Manager for MySQL is one of our most popular ServerTemplates , serving as the rock-solid...Read more

Windows in the Cloud with RightScale

As many of you know we've been working on supporting Windows on par with Linux within RightScale for close to a year. The big moment has finally arrived where we can announce the general availability of our Windows support! By "support" we mean much more than being able to launch a Windows instance on EC2, which has been possible for a long time, so I thought it worthwhile to expand a little on...Read more

Ubuntu 7.04 Amazon EC2 Image Release

We've been working on an Ubuntu RightImage for a while now, and it's now available as `RightImage Ubuntu7.04V1_14_2` with AMI ID ami-f3cc299a and location `rightscale_images/Ubuntu7.04_V1_14_2`. This is our first Ubuntu public image, so we hope we covered all bases, but we're eager to hear whether everything works as expected. As always the script to create the image is also available. To run the...Read more

64-bit CentOS5 Amazon EC2 Image Release

A 64-bit version of our CentOS5 image is now available for general consumption. The image is called `RightImage CentOS5 x86_64 V1_12` with AMI ID ami-31c72258 and location `rightscale_images/CentOS5_X86_64_V1_12`. See the changelog for info on past images. This is our first public image for the large instance types and we hope we covered all bases, but we're eager to hear whether everything works...Read more

New CentOS5 RightImage V1_10 published

A new RightScale CentOS5 base image (RightImage) is available: RightImage CentOS V1_10 ami-08f41161. Please see the changelog for the details of what has changed. We also try to keep the Public AMI listing on Amazon's site up-to-date. A little background on RightImages: To configure servers we use a base image and install software at boot time using our ServerTemplates and RightScripts. This is...Read more

Setting Up MySQL with the RightScale MySQL Manager

Setting up a redundant MySQL master/slave database using RightScale has become easy using our recently introduced Manager for MySQL . Let's start by setting up the master. For this we define a "MySQL master" ServerTemplate. A ServerTemplate is pretty much what the name implies: a template for a fully configured server that can be launched with one click of a button. Each ServerTemplate is based...Read more

The First Two RightImages are Now Available

Are you puzzled by the many public Amazon EC2 images that are available? They are all wonderful to get started with, and we all have to thank the many authors who have put a lot of work into creating them. But when we put a server into production we always feel like we should be 100% in control. We want to make sure there is nothing unknown on the images we are using. We also believe that even...Read more
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