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Static host name in Amazon EC2 Linux

Posted on 2013-02-04
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Hello,
I have Linux image on Amazon EC2. The problem that I am facing is that when I install Oracle products, they use the private DNS and the next time I would restart the image it will not work.
I would like to setup a permanent host name.
I tried the option of Elastic ip address and the result remain the same.

Regards,
Tamir
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You need to set up the ORACLE_HOSTNAME environment variable at boot time.

export ORACLE_HOSTNAME=`wget -q -O - http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/public-hostname` 

add this to your startup script and see if this helps
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Thank you very mach.
Before I try quick question: isn't the result of the expression above will result in a different value since the host name is different on every reboot?
Thank you.
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by:mpilarczyk
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If you'll use elastic ip it stays the same after reboot. As well as public hostname.
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