Launching Windows based custom AMIs on Amazon EC2

Before you launch custom Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) which are based on the Windows platform on Amazon EC2, ensure the following settings are configured on the image: 

  1. Open the file: C:\Program Files\Amazon\Ec2ConfigService\Settings\config.xml
  2. Search for the following elements:
    <Plugin>
    <Name>Ec2HandleUserData</Name>
    </Plugin>
  3.  Ensure that the State element for this plugin is set to Enabled:
    <Plugin>
    <Name>Ec2HandleUserData</Name>
    <State>Enabled</State>
    </Plugin>
  4. Snapshot the instance and image it to update the AMI.
    Note: Do not reboot the instance after making the configuration changes. Rebooting the instance will reset the State element to Disabled. 
  5. Ensure that public DNS is resolved. The following domains must be accessible:
    • manage.citrix.com 
    • manage-disc.citrix.com 
    • manage-monlb.citrix.com 
    • manage-mon.citrix.com

 

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