Ticket #1944 (new enhancement)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

VirtualBox Amazon EC2 Integration

Reported by: tjw3000 Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.4 Keywords: Amazon EC2
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


Hello VirtualBox,

I had an idea for a new feature for VirtualBox. I think it would be cool if there was an addition to the virtual machine manager that provided seemless upload and interaction with Amazon EC2 services. I could, for example, upload my virtual machine image through the VirtualBox UI, provided I had an Amazon account.


Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by mvyver

Ditto. It'd also be nice to download the Amazon EC2 image

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Rainer

Yes, it would be great to setup an EC2 AMI from within VirtualBox.

As I am a newbe in cloud computing, I understand that you need to get an instance running with Amazone, in order to configure the server? Thing is, that you are already paying to Amazon while still configuring and developing the server, or am I wrong?

Anyone a suggestion?

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by gowger

I agree. This feature would be extremely handy and time saving!!

Perhaps it's possible to use dd inside a virtual machine to an image file that is then usable with EC2 ?

As far as I can see the AMI files are only raw disk partition images

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by Technologov

This problem seems to be a part of a bigger problem - the inability to add Add-ons to VirtualBox GUI.

I consider this bug as a duplicate of bug #3904


comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by trevoro

We tried doing this awhile ago so I wrote up a quick howto on importing AMI's from Amazon and running them in VirtualBox. You can read it here:

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