Create WeBWorK Amazon Machine Image (AMI) File

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Instructions for creating a WeBWorK Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

Log into EC2 Dashboard

Locate the current Ubuntu LTS AMI in http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/locator/ec2/ and search us-east-2 and click on link

Choose an Instance Type e.g. T4g small or T3a small

ADD Storage

20 GM storage

Also make sure that Delete on Termination is unchecked.


Launch

Follow direction in https://webwork.maa.org/wiki/WeBWorK_2.17_Ubuntu_Server_22.04_LTS_Amazon_Machine_Image about adding security groups, etc

Security groups have to be setup from the AMS dashboard

add the wwadmin user

sudo adduser wwadmin


Install WW following

  1. Installation_Manual_for_2.17_on_Ubuntu

and

  1. Create WeBWorK Virtual Machine (.OVA) File

Before configuring WeBWork, set the server time zone

sudo timedatectl set-timezone America/New_York

Configure WeBWorK, set URL to ip address in site.conf. Use Google domains to forward aws.apizer.org to ip address for testing. Note using aws.apizer.org in site.conf caused errors in the Library Browser.

Set up HW sets with due dates, class lists, etc the same way as in current AMI's or the current virtual machine image

Create the AMI see https://docs.aws.amazon.com/toolkit-for-visual-studio/latest/user-guide/tkv-create-ami-from-instance.html