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Running Windows on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud with Qemu and Linux

Friday, November 24, 2006

This tutorial explains how to set up and run Windows on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Beta with the help of Qemu and Linux. This HOWTO can be adapted to install any guest operating system supported by QEMU. We have chosen Windows Server 2003 because they offer a free evaluation copy, but QEMU can be used for emulating other operating systems - including, Solaris, *BSD, Unix, etc.
Another great HOWTO by the people @ HowtoForge. Check this one out if you are into virtualization! Read more @ HowtoForge. Digg this story!

Note from the Nerd: QEMU looks like great emulation tool. As of yet, I haven't gotten a chance to try it out, but I am thinking I may give it a go... just need to get some more info about it. Also, I was hardly aware that Amazon.com (yes, the place where you buy stuff from!) had this Elastic Compute Cloud, by the looks of it, it looks like a great project! Just to know what the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud is... here is a breif description from its homepage:
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. Just as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) enables storage in the cloud, Amazon EC2 enables "compute" in the cloud.

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posted by linnerd40, Friday, November 24, 2006


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