Getting New AMI’s Automatically

I know it’s been a while since I had a post, but this one was a doozy in the making. At work I am often using CloudFormation and when AMI’s get updated and then retired I have to spend time hunting down AMI’s in the console or using the CLI. It’s a thorn in my…

EBS Volume Attachment Issues (Linux)

On the rare occasion that I cannot find documentation that explains issues I see in AWS, I do enter a ticket for support! Thankfully, I work for a company that does pay for support on Production accounts. Recently, I came across an oddity by way of special circumstances. Here’s how it reared its head and…

Running user-data Post Spin Up (Linux)

Ok, first post is going to be quick and easy.  It’s been a while since I said I would post something and when I ran across this I figured I would start adding content to the site. Let’s assume the following: You built an environment using CloudFormation or by hand and gave your instance user-data…