Dowd and Associates

Pygoscelis Papua Linux 2014-04 AMI Update

We have updated Pygoscelis Papua Linux, our unofficial build of Gentoo Linux, for April 2014.

Region Image ID Architecture Instance Type Kernel ID Name
ap-northeast-1 ami-059fe704 i386 ebs aki-3e99283f Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-04-16-02-20-38
ap-northeast-1 ami-b998e0b8 x86_64 ebs aki-40992841 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-04-16-00-34-09
ap-northeast-1 ami-f192eaf0 x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-04-16-04-22-20
ap-southeast-1 ami-184a194a i386 ebs aki-f41354a6 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-04-16-02-20-38
ap-southeast-1 ami-664b1834 x86_64 ebs aki-fa1354a8 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-04-16-00-34-09
ap-southeast-1 ami-00491a52 x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-04-16-04-22-20
ap-southeast-2 ami-39198103 i386 ebs aki-3f990e05 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-04-16-02-20-38
ap-southeast-2 ami-dd67ffe7 x86_64 ebs aki-3d990e07 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-04-16-00-34-09
ap-southeast-2 ami-ff1981c5 x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-04-16-04-22-20
eu-west-1 ami-bd1fe5ca i386 ebs aki-89655dfd Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-04-16-02-20-38
eu-west-1 ami-3d18e24a x86_64 ebs aki-8b655dff Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-04-16-00-34-09
eu-west-1 ami-3513e942 x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-04-16-04-22-20
sa-east-1 ami-030cae1e i386 ebs aki-ce8f51d3 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-04-16-02-20-38
sa-east-1 ami-c30eacde x86_64 ebs aki-c88f51d5 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-04-16-00-34-09
sa-east-1 ami-c10caedc x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-04-16-04-22-20
us-east-1 ami-036e776a i386 ebs aki-b2aa75db Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-04-16-02-20-38
us-east-1 ami-e3736a8a x86_64 ebs aki-b4aa75dd Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-04-16-00-34-09
us-east-1 ami-df130ab6 x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-04-16-04-22-20
us-west-1 ami-685c642d i386 ebs aki-e97e26ac Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-04-16-02-20-38
us-west-1 ami-085a624d x86_64 ebs aki-eb7e26ae Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-04-16-00-34-09
us-west-1 ami-ba5d65ff x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-04-16-04-22-20
us-west-2 ami-46ef8576 i386 ebs aki-f637bac6 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-04-16-02-20-38
us-west-2 ami-90eb81a0 x86_64 ebs aki-f837bac8 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-04-16-00-34-09
us-west-2 ami-6ee2885e x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-04-16-04-22-20

Pygoscelis Papua Linux 2014-03 AMI Update

We have updated Pygoscelis Papua Linux, our unofficial build of Gentoo Linux, for March 2014.

Region Image ID Architecture Instance Type Kernel ID Name
ap-northeast-1 ami-9d60109c i386 ebs aki-3e99283f Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-03-11-03-47-55
ap-northeast-1 ami-917c0c90 x86_64 ebs aki-40992841 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-03-11-01-56-21
ap-northeast-1 ami-35631334 x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-03-11-04-52-04
ap-southeast-1 ami-d0ca9b82 i386 ebs aki-f41354a6 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-03-11-03-47-55
ap-southeast-1 ami-fecb9aac x86_64 ebs aki-fa1354a8 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-03-11-01-56-21
ap-southeast-1 ami-28cd9c7a x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-03-11-04-52-04
ap-southeast-2 ami-6571e85f i386 ebs aki-3f990e05 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-03-11-03-47-55
ap-southeast-2 ami-977ee7ad x86_64 ebs aki-3d990e07 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-03-11-01-56-21
ap-southeast-2 ami-f771e8cd x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-03-11-04-52-04
eu-west-1 ami-effc0098 i386 ebs aki-89655dfd Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-03-11-03-47-55
eu-west-1 ami-81817df6 x86_64 ebs aki-8b655dff Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-03-11-01-56-21
eu-west-1 ami-1bff036c x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-03-11-04-52-04
sa-east-1 ami-af2e8db2 i386 ebs aki-ce8f51d3 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-03-11-03-47-55
sa-east-1 ami-832f8c9e x86_64 ebs aki-c88f51d5 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-03-11-01-56-21
sa-east-1 ami-512d8e4c x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-03-11-04-52-04
us-east-1 ami-81eee0e8 i386 ebs aki-b2aa75db Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-03-11-03-47-55
us-east-1 ami-37ded05e x86_64 ebs aki-b4aa75dd Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-03-11-01-56-21
us-east-1 ami-2fe3ed46 x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-03-11-04-52-04
us-west-1 ami-36dae573 i386 ebs aki-e97e26ac Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-03-11-03-47-55
us-west-1 ami-b0dde2f5 x86_64 ebs aki-eb7e26ae Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-03-11-01-56-21
us-west-1 ami-1ed9e65b x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-03-11-04-52-04
us-west-2 ami-a8355b98 i386 ebs aki-f637bac6 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-03-11-03-47-55
us-west-2 ami-3a38560a x86_64 ebs aki-f837bac8 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-03-11-01-56-21
us-west-2 ami-b20e6082 x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-03-11-04-52-04
Gentoo is a trademark of Gentoo Foundation, Inc. The Dowd and Associates Gentoo in the Cloud images are unofficial builds and are not part of the the Gentoo project and is not directed or managed by Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Amazon Web Services, the “Powered by Amazon Web Services” logo, and Amazon EC2 are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.

Announcing the Cloud Billing Database

We at Dowd and Asscoiates are pleased to announce the release of the Cloud Billing Database AMI on the AWS Market Place. Our AMI makes Amazon billing data available in a Relational Database rather than just in separate CSV files on S3. It comes preloaded with a PostgreSQL database and a service that loads the database. The database is updated hourly so the most current data is always available. The database makes it easy to report the user defined tags and to generate reports spanning multiple billing periods.

We believe one of the impediments to broader acceptance of the Amazon Cloud is nature of it’s billing system. Existing data centers are deeply entrenched in the existing accounting systems. By comparison managing the billing files provided by Amazon is clumsy at best.

Amazon suggests “An application such as Microsoft Excel can be used to parse the billing data”. This not a very practical idea. Doing this daily or worse multiple times a day would be expensive and prone to error. It requires constant intervention to move the S3 billing data to files that can be accessed by Excel. Some of the S3 data has to be unzipped. The data in the S3 files may be bigger than Excel can handle. Amazon suggests an alternative, “Write an application that uses the Amazon S3 REST API or an AWS SDK to reference the data programmatically. This is precisely what we have done.

Our AMI makes billing data easier to manage and analyze by those with no specific knowlege of the inner workings of the Amazon Cloud. Using ODBC the billing data is easily available for analysis using tools like Microsoft Office. More generally it makes the billing data avaiable to the existing accounting systems in a way that is not burdensome. The cloud system administrators no longer need to manage the S3 billing files. Those responsible for managing and analyzing the data are empowered to do their work with out constant tech support.

Our sincere hope is that this product will remove one more barrier to the broader acceptance of the Amazon Cloud.

See it on the AWS MarketPlace

Announcing Pygoscelis Papua Linux

We are announcing Pygoscelis Papua Linux. It is an unofficial build of Gentoo Linux and the successor to our Gentoo in the Cloud images. The change to Pygoscelis Papua Linux from Gentoo in the Cloud is not large; the root device is partitioned so we are using the hd00 version of pv-grub kernel images. The reason for this change is to allow for an HVM image.

Region Image ID Architecture Instance Type Kernel ID Name
ap-northeast-1 ami-d9553cd8 i386 ebs aki-3e99283f Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-01-21-06-03-31
ap-northeast-1 ami-7b523b7a x86_64 ebs aki-40992841 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-01-21-02-46-27
ap-northeast-1 ami-d3553cd2 x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-01-21-04-50-37
ap-southeast-1 ami-66065034 i386 ebs aki-f41354a6 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-01-21-06-03-31
ap-southeast-1 ami-8c194fde x86_64 ebs aki-fa1354a8 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-01-21-02-46-27
ap-southeast-1 ami-62065030 x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-01-21-04-50-37
ap-southeast-2 ami-abae3091 i386 ebs aki-3f990e05 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-01-21-06-03-31
ap-southeast-2 ami-0dae3037 x86_64 ebs aki-3d990e07 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-01-21-02-46-27
ap-southeast-2 ami-bbae3081 x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-01-21-04-50-37
eu-west-1 ami-66cf3b11 i386 ebs aki-89655dfd Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-01-21-06-03-31
eu-west-1 ami-f2cc3885 x86_64 ebs aki-8b655dff Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-01-21-02-46-27
eu-west-1 ami-a2ce3ad5 x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-01-21-04-50-37
sa-east-1 ami-6b9d3d76 i386 ebs aki-ce8f51d3 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-01-21-06-03-31
sa-east-1 ami-a19c3cbc x86_64 ebs aki-c88f51d5 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-01-21-02-46-27
sa-east-1 ami-739d3d6e x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-01-21-04-50-37
us-east-1 ami-8587b5ec i386 ebs aki-b2aa75db Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-01-21-06-03-31
us-east-1 ami-19ad9f70 x86_64 ebs aki-b4aa75dd Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-01-21-02-46-27
us-east-1 ami-4f9daf26 x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-01-21-04-50-37
us-west-1 ami-86e0d2c3 i386 ebs aki-e97e26ac Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-01-21-06-03-31
us-west-1 ami-48e3d10d x86_64 ebs aki-eb7e26ae Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-01-21-02-46-27
us-west-1 ami-cee0d28b x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-01-21-04-50-37
us-west-2 ami-38d5b408 i386 ebs aki-f637bac6 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2014-01-21-06-03-31
us-west-2 ami-7ed0b14e x86_64 ebs aki-f837bac8 Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2014-01-21-02-46-27
us-west-2 ami-e2d3b2d2 x86_64 hvm   Pygoscelis-Papua_Gentoo_HVM-2014-01-21-04-50-37
Gentoo is a trademark of Gentoo Foundation, Inc. The Dowd and Associates Gentoo in the Cloud images are unofficial builds and are not part of the the Gentoo project and is not directed or managed by Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Amazon Web Services, the “Powered by Amazon Web Services” logo, and Amazon EC2 are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.

Gentoo in the Cloud: 2013-11 AMI Update

Gentoo in the Cloud AMIs have been updated.

RegionImage IDArchitectureRoot Device TypeKernel IDName
ap-northeast-1ami-4599fc44i386ebsaki-136bf512Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2013-11-05-09-44-51
ap-northeast-1ami-2599fc24x86_64ebsaki-176bf516Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2013-11-05-08-09-14
ap-southeast-1ami-2a693c78i386ebsaki-ae3973fcGentoo_32-bit-EBS-2013-11-05-09-44-51
ap-southeast-1ami-22693c70x86_64ebsaki-503e7402Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2013-11-05-08-09-14
ap-southeast-2ami-f57ee2cfi386ebsaki-cd62fff7Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2013-11-05-09-44-51
ap-southeast-2ami-f17ee2cbx86_64ebsaki-c362fff9Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2013-11-05-08-09-14
eu-west-1ami-219b7956i386ebsaki-68a3451fGentoo_32-bit-EBS-2013-11-05-09-44-51
eu-west-1ami-3d9b794ax86_64ebsaki-52a34525Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2013-11-05-08-09-14
sa-east-1ami-ef7fd9f2i386ebsaki-5b53f446Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2013-11-05-09-44-51
sa-east-1ami-f37fd9eex86_64ebsaki-5553f448Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2013-11-05-08-09-14
us-east-1ami-31d18958i386ebsaki-b6aa75dfGentoo_32-bit-EBS-2013-11-05-09-44-51
us-east-1ami-d1da82b8x86_64ebsaki-88aa75e1Gentoo_64-bit-EBS-2013-11-05-08-09-14
us-east-1ami-afaa60c6i386instance-storeaki-805ea7e9Gentoo_32-bit-instance-store-2011-12-08-10-32-40
us-east-1ami-210ac248x86_64instance-storeaki-825ea7ebGentoo_64-bit-instance-store-2011-11-21-21-55-22
us-west-1ami-4a291f0fi386ebsaki-8e0531cbGentoo_32-bit-EBS-2013-11-05-09-44-51
us-west-1ami-a4281ee1x86_64ebsaki-880531cdGentoo_64-bit-EBS-2013-11-05-08-09-14
us-west-2ami-ca6cf4fai386ebsaki-f08f11c0Gentoo_32-bit-EBS-2013-11-05-09-44-51
us-west-2ami-de6cf4eex86_64ebsaki-fc8f11ccGentoo_64-bit-EBS-2013-11-05-08-09-14
Gentoo is a trademark of Gentoo Foundation, Inc. The Dowd and Associates Gentoo in the Cloud images are unofficial builds and are not part of the the Gentoo project and is not directed or managed by Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Amazon Web Services, the “Powered by Amazon Web Services” logo, and Amazon EC2 are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.