How to limit shared AWS EC2 accounts’ access to view and start all VMs yet stop only certain VMs

If a team with many accounts share and manages the virtual machines under that same AWS accounts, it is a common practice to limit AWS EC2 accounts’ access to view or start all VMs yet stop only certain VMs. For example, one account has 50 VMs tagged "prod" while 25 VMs tagged "dev". The developers […]

How to enlarge root partition and filesystem size of cloud Linux VM at runtime without rebooting Linux

It is common that the root disk space is not enough when running a Virtual Machine in the cloud such as Amazon Web Service (AWS). The cloud storage usually provides tools or facilities to enlarge a virtual disk size. However, to make the Linux recognize and and use the enlarged disks without rebooting the OS, […]

How to get the metadata of an AWS S3 object?

I upload files using the aws cli http://www.systutorials.com/239665/uploading-large-files-amazon-s3-aws-cli/ . But how to get the metadata of an object in AWS S3? You can use the s3api‘s head-object command to get the metadata of an object. Taking one example: $ aws s3api head-object –bucket test-hkust –key dir2/fileupload/fb0c6353-a90c-4522-9355-7cd16cf756ff.file.txt It will print results like { “AcceptRanges”: “bytes”, “ContentType”: […]