title="NetBSD/aws -- Bringing NetBSD to Amazon's Web Services"
[Jean-Yves Migeon](mailto:jym@NetBSD.org), [Jan Schaumann](mailto:jschauma@NetBSD.org), [Adam Hamsik](mailto:haad@NetBSD.org)
[Amazon Web Services](http://aws.amazon.com/) offers virtual hosts on demand via its [Amazon Elastic Comput Cloud](http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/) (or EC2). Users can run a number of operating systems via so-called "Amazon Machine Images" (AMIs), currently including various Linux flavors and OpenSolaris, but not NetBSD.
This project would entail developing a NetBSD "AMI" and providing an easy step-by-step guide to create custom NetBSD AMIs. The difficulty of this is estimated to not be very high, as prior work in this direction exists (instructions for creating a FreeBSD AMI, for example, are available). Depending on the progress, we may adjust the final goals -- possibilities include adding necessary (though optional) glue to the release process to create official AMIs for each release or to provide images with common applications pre-installed.
See also: [this thread](http://mail-index.NetBSD.org/port-xen/2011/01/26/msg006431.html) on the port-xen mailing list as well as [this page](http://wiki.netbsd.org/amazon_ec2/).
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