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From Oleg Dulin <>
Subject Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: cassandra-aws project
Date Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:30:49 GMT
I guess I didn't know about the ComboAMI!

Thanks! I'll look into this.

I have been rolling my own AMIs for a simple reason -- we have 
on-premises environments and in AWS. I wanted them to be the same, 
structurally, so I used our on-prem configurations as a starting point.


On 2014-06-06 15:25:44 +0000, Michael Shuler said:

> On 06/06/2014 09:57 AM, Oleg Dulin wrote:
>> I'd like to announce a pet project I started:
> Cool  :)
> is the DataStax AMI repo.
>> What I would like to accomplish as an end-goal is an Amazon marketplace
>> AMI that makes it easy to configure a new Cassandra cluster or add new
>> nodes to an existing Cassandra cluster, w/o having to jump through
>> hoops. Ideally I'd like to do for Cassandra what RDS does for PostgreSQL
>> in AWS, for instance, but I am not sure if ultimately it is possible.
> Is there something that ComboAMI doesn't cover for your needs or is 
> there some area that could be improved upon?
>> To get started, I shared some notes in the wiki as well as a couple of
>> scripts I used to simplify things for myself. I put those scripts
>> together from input I received on the #cassandra IRC channel and this
>> mailing list and I am very greatful to the community for helping me
>> through this -- so this is my contribution back.
>> Consider this email as a solicitation for help. I am open to
>> discussions, and contributions, and suggestions, anything you can help
>> with.
> Would it be less overall work to implement changes you'd like to see by 
> contributing them to ComboAMI?
> I fully support lots of variations of tools - whatever makes things 
> easiest for people to do exactly what they need, or in languages 
> they're comfortable with, etc.

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