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Published by RightScale Open Source on Apr 28, 2012Revision: 4


This is a RightScale OSS ServerTemplate supported by the community only and is an alpha release not recommended for production systems.

Provides install of RightScale and AWS/EC2 credentials for use with the RightScale and Amazon EC2 APIs. Includes:

  • Amazon EC2 API Tools
  • Amazon EC2 AMI Tools
  • RestConnection
  • rs_api_examples (sh/bash RS API 1.0 examples)
  • rs-api-tools (Ruby/rest_connection commands)

Once a server is booted with this ServerTemplate, both APIs can be access easily without additional configuration. EC2 tools commands such as ec2-describe-instances will be available in path. The rest_connection RubyGem will be installed including credentials for any Ruby scripts you have that use RestConnection.

See for help using rs_api_examples.

Note: Java JRE is not configured on boot (used by EC2 AMI/API Tools). Because EC2 tools works best on Sun (Oracle) Java which demands license acceptance, this component has been left to the user to configure manually at this time. The default MCI, Debian squeeze uses openjdk-6-jre which has tested OK with EC2 tools out of box.

For community support, feedback, bugs & enhancement requests:

For additional information, please see the RightScale OSS Commmunity page on the Support Portal.


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  • MultiCloudImage: RightImage CentOS Linux 6.0 i386 EBS [rev 2]

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  • MultiCloudImage: RightImage CentOS Linux 6.0 x86_64 [rev 2]

  • MultiCloudImage: RightImage CentOS Linux 6.0 x86_64 EBS [rev 2]

  • RightScript: Install rs-api-tools [rev 1]

  • RightScript: Install default/recommended ~/.irbrc [rev 1]

  • RightScript: Install Amazon EC2 API Tools [rev 4]

  • RightScript: Install Amazon EC2 AMI Tools [rev 6]

  • RightScript: Install & configure rs_api_examples [rev 2]

  • RightScript: Install & configure RestConnection [rev 4]

  • RightScript: Import AWS and EC2 credentials [rev 4]

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Revision 4 | Apr 28, 2012

Add rs-api-tools to description only.

Revision 3 | Apr 28, 2012

Update to latest RightScript revisions and add rs-api-tools install.

Revision 2 | Nov 02, 2011

Add Install default/recommended ~/.irbrc RightScript.

Revision 1 | Aug 23, 2011

Initial public release for testing.



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Please post bugs and enhancement requests on the RightScale OSS forums. Feel free to join us on #rightscale IRC.