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AWS Elastic Load Balancing

Elastic Load Balancing provides round robin web call distribution across a set of identical web instances. In addition to ease of administration it keeps an eye on the health of instances in the pool and auto routes traffic around any problem instances that show up. Here is the summary from Amazon. Elastic Load Balancing – Elastic Load Balancing […]

AWS EC2 Windows Passwords, Users, and Authentication

The default password on the Windows Administrator account is set automatically on all instances to a random value by the ec2Config service. You can retrieve the password originally set by using the ec2-get-password command, as shown here: C:>ec2-get-password i- -k gsg-keypair.txt Alternatively, you may use the “Get Administrator Password” command in ElasticFox by right-clicking on the instance. The […]

Linux Crontab Cheat Sheet

### Crontab Configuration: updates site every day at 0327 hours as root – shouldn’t tax the server to run every day### On several of my sites, I run this command every hour with little impact### REFERENCE –> http://www.adminschoice.com/docs/crontab.htm### REFERENCE –> http://www.crontabrocks.org/crontab -e27 3 * * * perl /usr/local/awstats/wwwroot/cgi-bin/awstats.pl -update -config=pl-1.tbs.studiocom.com >/dev/null 2>&1 ######################### CRONTAB syntax* * * * […]