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Steps to Convert OEL 5.7 vmdk to amazon ec2 ami

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Dear Legends,


I request you to provide me or guide me some steps to convert my existing OEL vmdk to import into amazon ec2. The following are my tries

1. Installed a fresh OEL 5.7 64bit, while installing I enabled KVM option and installed Xen kernel rpm (kernel-xen-2.6.18-348.el5.x86_64)

2. After installation of O/s Edited /boot/grub.conf as follows

default 0

timeout 5

title OEL

root (hd0)

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-348.el5xen ro root=/dev/sda1

initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18-348.el5xen.img

3. Edited the /etc/fstab

/dev/sda1 / ext3 defaults 1 1

/dev/sdb /mnt ext3 defaults 0 0

4. Shutdown the O/s and converted the vmdk to raw using qemu-img convert as suggested in Creating a new EC2 AMI from within VMware or from VMDK files – UK Ruby on Rails, Exalead, AWS, Consultancy

5. Tried to launch my instance from Amazon using

- m1.small

- m1.medium

- m1.large

tried above said three different options but No use. Because I'm able to get a status of instance as RUNNING but out of 2 status checks it passed only 1. The complete error log is here


Please guide me where I'm doing wrong. I'm breaking my heads for the past 4 months. I'm able to launch a New AMI but I need to know where I'm making mistake and will learn things to resolve this issue.

Any kind of help would be much appreciated.




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