Resize a gp2 Backed EBS Volume on an HVM Instance in AWS EC2

Unlike PV instances in EC2, HVM instances run as if it were on the native hardware platform. HVM instances however do not support standard/magnetic backed EBS storage types. If you were used to using resize2fs for resizing your EC2 volumes, you’ve probably realized this doesn’t work with the new instance types. Online resizing of a […]

Pure-FTPd/cPanel on Amazon VPC/EC2

I’ve been recently testing the viability of migrating our datacenter instances into an Amazon VPC/EC2 environment. Due to the nature of Amazon’s NAT architecture, a few services need to be configured slightly different to work properly. I was experiencing issues connecting to the Pure-FTPd service on an instance running in VPC. I could connect just […]