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A bash script that will set up a new EC2 instance and ssh into it.
# Authorize TCP, SSH & ICMP for default Security Group
#ec2-authorize default -P icmp -t -1:-1 -s
#ec2-authorize default -P tcp -p 22 -s
# The Static IP Address for this instance:
IP_ADDRESS=$(cat ~/.ec2/ip_address)
# Create new t1.micro instance using ami-cef405a7 (64 bit Ubuntu Server 10.10 Maverick Meerkat)
# using the default security group and a 16GB EBS datastore as /dev/sda1.
# EC2_INSTANCE_KEY is an environment variable containing the name of the instance key.
# --block-device-mapping ...:false to leave the disk image around after terminating instance
EC2_RUN_RESULT=$(ec2-run-instances --instance-type t1.micro --group default --region us-east-1 --key $EC2_INSTANCE_KEY --block-device-mapping "/dev/sda1=:16:true" --instance-initiated-shutdown-behavior stop --user-data-file ami-cef405a7)
INSTANCE_NAME=$(echo ${EC2_RUN_RESULT} | sed 's/RESERVATION.*INSTANCE //' | sed 's/ .*//')
while [ 5 -gt $times ] && ! ec2-describe-instances $INSTANCE_NAME | grep -q "running"
times=$(( $times + 1 ))
echo Attempt $times at verifying $INSTANCE_NAME is running...
if [ 5 -eq $times ]; then
echo Instance $INSTANCE_NAME is not running. Exiting...
ec2-associate-address $IP_ADDRESS -i $INSTANCE_NAME
echo Instance $INSTANCE_NAME has been created and assigned static IP Address $IP_ADDRESS
# Since the server signature changes each time, remove the server's entry from ~/.ssh/known_hosts
# Maybe you don't need to do this if you're using a Reserved Instance?
ssh-keygen -R $IP_ADDRESS
# SSH into my BRAND NEW EC2 INSTANCE! WooHoo!!!
ssh -i $EC2_HOME/$EC2_INSTANCE_KEY.pem ubuntu@$IP_ADDRESS
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