Generate Amazon AMI images easily. This repository contains a collection of scripts that initialize your image to your specification.
This project is still a work-in-progress. YMMV, especially on the included scripts.
- Image - an Amazon image, identified by an AMI id, e.g.
- Instance - a running machine instance created from an image. Can be run in various sizes (combinations of CPU/memory needs), e.g. "t1.micro" (the smallest)
- "EBS" Image vs. "Instance Store" Image - This application works exclusively with "EBS" Images.
There are two ways to use amigen - either as a library or as a command-line app. To use as a library, install using npm within your own node.js project:
$ npm install amigen
To install as a command-line application, use npm to install globally:
$ sudo npm install -g amigen
Before using, set two environment variables with your AWS keys:
This allows the script to access AWS on you behalf (to generate the images).
Usage - as command-line
The command-line app is named
amigen. It works from both Windows and Linux. Typing:
$ amigen --help
will output command-line help. Typing:
will output a list of available scripts.
Usage - as library
Library usage goes something like this:
var gen = ;var config ="root": "./node_modules/amigen/scripts""baseAMI": "ami-a562a9cc""scripts": "ubuntu11.10/AWS_API_tools" "ubuntu11.10/nodejs-latest";gen;
The generated image will have a readme.txt in the default user's home folder. This file contains notes from the script authors on how to make use of the included software.
It is recommended that you read this file by typing:
$ cat readme.txt
(when you run an instance based off of the image).