Amazon Cloud - Setting static IP address

Posted on 2011-10-19
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Has anyone worked with the Amazon cloud where you can set a static ip address in the Local Area Connection IP4 properties? I know how to set a static ip to an instance in Amazon, but the NIC card is still set to dynamic. I have an application that requires a set static IP address in the properties of the network connection.
Question by:LeviDaily
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    it will depend upon the operating system of the instance that you have hosted on amazon.  what type of o/s are you running?
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    A fully description on how to use static IP Addresses within the amazon cloud can be found on their blog:
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    You cannot have a static IP address in the traditional sense. An EC2 instance that will be modified to have a static NIC address will fail to restart. The EC2 static IP addressing is really a NAT configuration that let's you reserve an internet IP.

    See if you can set up a loopback adapter and use the loopback address for your application. That's what we do to use AD or Oracle on windows in EC2.

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    Good idea... I will try that Shalomc!

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