I’m working on setting up FreePBX/Asterisk now, and I did it on an Ubuntu 11.10 x64 EC2 micro instance because I wanted to make use of the free tier. It was a bit of a pain in the butt, because everything I read up on the idea first involves the use of a 1000hz kernel, which Amazon doesn’t provide out of the box. I had to first set up a large instance (I used extra large, but that wasn’t entirely necessary) and then recompiled and installed a modified kernel using the ephemeral storage (but you could easily provision a 30GB image or something to give yourself some working room). After ensuring that it booted, I disconnected the image, terminated the instance, spun up a new one on micro, and switched out the images.
I can link the information I followed if you like. Some of it was out of date and it required a small amount of common-sense workaround.
No, not really, just personal preference. The majority of my Linux experience is with Ubuntu, owing mostly to the popularity of the distro. That said, I’ve found that I don’t have a problem with pretty much any Debian-based Linux, but I’ve never tried RHEL… Is it Debian-based? A job for the google, that one is
I’ll subscribe to this thread. If I haven’t posted back by the end of the day, just give the thread a bump to jog my memory
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is basically the ‘badged’ version of CentOS (or should that be CentOS is the de-badged version of RHEL…). Not sure how it relates to Debian I haven’t googled it yet ;-). Basically I’m trying to stick with a known quantity CentOS/RHEL if poss. However having another look at AWS, it appears that RHEL along with SUSE are not eligible for the free tier ;-(
I think he’s trying to determine whether there’s an AMI available for the Europe EC2 zone.
I want to run a few upgrades on my FreePBX install; want to get database support and a few other bugs worked out better. I’d like to draft a doc or two based on what I did. Should (or could) I use the wiki here?