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Re: building aws images with bootstrap-vz (ebs)

On 27 January 2015 at 22:15, Tomasz Rybak <tomasz.rybak@post.pl> wrote:
Dnia 2015-01-27, wto o godzinie 18:49 -0200, Jonh Wendell pisze:
> Hi folks.
> I'm using ec2 provider of the amazing bootstrap-vz tool to build an
> ebs-based ec2 image, but it stops at GetInstanceMetadata task.
> Is the build process supposed to run itself inside an aws instance?
Yes, you need to build AWS images inside AWS.
GetInstanceMetadata gets information about region, etc.
from inside of instance it's running on.

> I'm building it on my own local machine in the hope it will be
> uploaded and transformed into an AMI, just like if I were using s3.
Image you build will be transformed into AMI, but from
inside region.
Hope that helps.

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You can't connect an EBS volume to your local machine :-)
If it were S3 you could bootstrap it locally, since this only requires a loopback volume.
EBS backed instances are created from EBS snapshots.

You're not the first one with this problem though, I created an issue to change the code so it gives a better error message.


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