Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Developer Guide Introduction Welcome to the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Developer Guide. This guide picks up where the Getting Started Guide ends and will provide you with the information necessary for creating more sophisticated AMIs, using advanced service features, and writing applications using Amazon EC2. This guide assumes you have worked through the Getting Started Guide, installed the command line and API tools as described, and have a general understanding of the service. The chapters presented in the guide are: • Working with AMIs walks you through the steps required to create the customized package of software that will execute on your host - essentially packaging your desired Operating System configuration. • Launching and Using Instances provides an overview of the Amazon EC2 instances and some tips for using them effectively. • Using and Securing the Network provides an overview of instance network addressing, the distributed firewall and usage examples. • Using the APIs explains the basics of using the SOAP and Query APIs, including signing requests. • API Reference provides a comprehensive reference to the SOAP and Query APIs. • Command Line Tools Reference provides a comprehensive reference to the command line tools supplied by Amazon EC2. • Technical FAQ is a collection of interesting and commonly asked questions. • Glossary is a simple glossary of Amazon EC2 terminology. API Version 2007-03-01 2
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