A.4 Launching an openSUSE Linux VM Instance

  1. Continuing in the Amazon Web Services console, in the left pane under Instances, click Instances.

  2. Click Launch Instance to start the Request Instances Wizard.

  3. Under Community AMIs, search all images for openSUSE AMIs. (Select All Images, type SUSE in the Search field, then press Enter.)

  4. Click Select next to an AMI for the openSUSE 11 SP2 Linux virtual machine that you want to use.

    For example, we selected AMI 37b9555e, which created the following instance:

    ID= "ami-37b9555e" Manifest= elihullc/ami/openSuSE-11.2-ec2-server.i386-1.0.0.ami.manifest
  5. In Number of Instances, select 1.

  6. Specify the Availability Zone. For example, select us-east-1b.

    IMPORTANT:Ensure that you choose the same availability zone later for the volume you create for the iSCSI NTFS file system.

  7. Select the Instance Type. For example, select Small(m1.small,1.7GB).

  8. Select Launch Instances, then click Continue.

  9. Specify the following settings for the openSUSE Linux Server VM instance, then click Continue:

    Instance Settings

    Sample Value

    Kernel ID

    Select Use Default.

    RAM Disk ID

    Select Use Default.

  10. Select Choose from your existing key pairs, choose the key you created (xxxkey.pem) from the drop-down menu, then click Continue.

  11. In Security Groups, select Default or your preferred setting, then click Continue.

  12. Click Launch.

  13. Close the Request Instances Wizard, then wait until the instance of your openSUSE 11 SP2 Linux virtual machine is started and running.

  14. Continue with Section A.5, Setting Up an Elastic IP Address.