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BastionLinux - Chef (EBS) x84_64



BastionLinux™ is our RPM-Linux clone (baselined on Fedora Core 19/RHEL 7) with full RPM support for Chef 10.30.4


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OpsCode/Chef is a leading cloud-scale configuration managment system.



All our our AMI\'s have ec2-user with root sudo access, and to log onto your running instance with your X509 keypair:

$ ssh -i <your aws key>.pem

VMWare and KVM images can also directly log onto systems using root, whose password is pa55word (you should change this ASAP).  You may set a root password on a Marketplace instance to log in directly as root.

All chef services (server, webui, solr, expander) are set up as a standard service.  The  management user is admin, also with the default chef password as per the login form (excepting on AWS where your instance id is the admin password).

There are also both up2date and yum, which gives you access to an amazing range of other popular Ruby gems and modules via  your subscription to our Cloud channel. For patches, updates and large numbers of additional packages, you need to create an account and edit your yum login credentials:

$ vi /etc/yum.repos.d/bastion.repo

BastionLinux™ systems use monit to manage, watchdog, restart background services. To understand what services are (and should be) running, simply:

$ monit summary



The initial file system size is 10Gb.  This is an x86_64 AMI, and you'll need a couple of GB RAM - we recommend at least a m1.large instance.  When creating your instance, you should set up a security policy opening port 443 for the chef/REST server and 444 for the webui server.  These are both https services.



Point your browser at https://<your ec2 public DNS>:444 and follow the default admin and password instructions on the login page.  Chef client nodes and your knife console configuration should use https://<your ec2 public DNS> as the chef_server_url setting.



Last Bastion Network



These may be found on The Cloud Market.



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