Amazon EC2 and SFS2X

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Amazon EC2 and SFS2X

Postby tchen » 22 Dec 2010, 22:03

I'm not sure how the license IP check works, but will Amazon's Elastic IP address for EC2 be sufficient?

Or will there be a license server for 2X as well one day?

P.S. Has anyone here tried running the server in a EC2 micro yet?
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Postby vooood » 23 Dec 2010, 07:57

a good question because that's where I plan to run SF, too!
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Postby ThomasLund » 23 Dec 2010, 11:48

While I havent run anything on EC2 myself, I know that there has been an announcement of a license server. So that part is coming.

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Postby Lapo » 23 Dec 2010, 14:36

Yes, absolutely. We are working on it and expect to launch it in Q1 2011.
The License Server will not be local, but online using an highly available service. This will allow any customer to manage their license(s) with a simple web-based interface and eliminate the IP-based licensing model.
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Postby vooood » 26 Dec 2010, 15:13

Lapo wrote:Yes, absolutely. We are working on it and expect to launch it in Q1 2011.
The License Server will not be local, but online using an highly available service. This will allow any customer to manage their license(s) with a simple web-based interface and eliminate the IP-based licensing model.


this is very good to hear!
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Postby tchen » 26 Dec 2010, 16:51

Same.

and @vooood I've fired it up on a EC2 micro instance running ubuntu 9.10 and it works just fine. It'll probably need something bigger later, but this works for production.

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Postby Lapo » 27 Dec 2010, 10:01

What do you mean by "micro instance"? What are its characteristics?
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Postby tchen » 27 Dec 2010, 13:22

Lapo wrote:What do you mean by "micro instance"? What are its characteristics?


Micro was introduced this sept.

http://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-n ... mazon-ec2/

Basically, its a slow (and cheap) 613MB instance that doesn't have local instance storage. It uses EBS for sda1 which may incur performance issues if SFS2X uses /tmp a lot. I/O is still a lot faster than my old 256MB rackspace cloud server though.

So far, I can't complain but then again, I don't have any users or much load on it.
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Re: Amazon EC2 and SFS2X

Postby tchen » 27 Dec 2010, 13:25

tchen wrote:I'm not sure how the license IP check works, but will Amazon's Elastic IP address for EC2 be sufficient?


Just an update: the license file does not see/check against the Elastic IP.
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Postby Lapo » 27 Dec 2010, 14:09

Basically, its a slow (and cheap) 613MB instance that doesn't have local instance storage. It uses EBS for sda1 which may incur performance issues if SFS2X uses /tmp a lot. I/O is still a lot faster than my old 256MB rackspace cloud server though.

Interesting. I've read about it but didn't have time to check the details. 600Mb+ should be more than enough to get started, not bad at all.
As regards the /tmp folder, SFS2X uses it very rarely.
Let us know how it goes when you get some traffic.
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License Server Availability

Postby aardee » 09 Apr 2011, 00:26

Hi Lapo,

Is there an ETA on the availability of the License Server for Smartfox 2X Server.

Thanks!

Lapo wrote:Yes, absolutely. We are working on it and expect to launch it in Q1 2011.
The License Server will not be local, but online using an highly available service. This will allow any customer to manage their license(s) with a simple web-based interface and eliminate the IP-based licensing model.
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Postby Bax » 11 Apr 2011, 12:29

We will launch the LS together with the final release of SFS2X.
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Postby dingo » 11 Apr 2011, 16:41

this might be interesting for some: http://aws.amazon.com/free/
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Postby Democre » 11 Apr 2011, 21:42

We are also running on a micro Ubuntu EC2 instance. No problems other than trying to run profilers across the pipes. But that's to be expected.

We are not using an elastic IP yet, though. Our license file is for the instance's IP.
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would like to know if license server is out

Postby itsmylifesoham » 18 Oct 2011, 04:14

Hi,

I saw Lapo's post regarding launch of license server in Q1 2011 in order to deploy sfs in EC2 cloud.

I would like to know if its up for SFS2X.

thanks. :)

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