FreeBSD contributor Colin Percival shows us the various ways one can launch FreeBSD in Amazon EC2. EC2 (Elastic Cloud Compute) is a cloud computing service provided by Amazon. His blog discusses SSH, FreeBSD AMI, via rc.conf, and others.
Talking to FreeBSD users recently, I became aware that while I’ve created a lot of tools, I haven’t done a very good job of explaining how, and more importantly when to use them. So for all of the EC2-curious FreeBSD users out there: Here are the many ways to launch and configure FreeBSD in EC2 — ranging from the simplest to the most complicated (but most powerful):