Using Python and Boto3 to get Instance Tag information

Here are 2 sample functions to illustrate how you can get information about Tags on instances using Boto3 in AWS. import boto3 def get_instance_name(fid): # When given an instance ID as str e.g. ‘i-1234567’, return the instance ‘Name’ from the name tag. ec2 = boto3.resource(‘ec2’) ec2instance = ec2.Instance(fid) instancename =… Continue reading

Using Python Boto3 with Amazon AWS S3 Buckets

I’m here adding some additional Python Boto3 examples, this time working with S3 Buckets. So to get started, lets create the S3 resource, client, and get a listing of our buckets. import boto3 s3 = boto3.resource(‘s3’) s3client = boto3.client(‘s3’) response = s3client.list_buckets() for bucket in response[“Buckets”]: print(bucket[‘Name’]) Here we create… Continue reading

How to use Python Boto3 to list Instances in Amazon AWS

Continuing on with simple examples to help beginners learn the basics of Python and Boto3. This is a very simple tutorial showing how to get a list of instances in your Amazon AWS environment. import boto3 ec2client = boto3.client(‘ec2’) response = ec2client.describe_instances() for reservation in response[“Reservations”]: for instance in reservation[“Instances”]:… Continue reading

How to Install OwnCloud to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

This quick how-to steps you through a simple installation of OwnCloud to a Ubuntu 14.04 server. First, you need some prereqs: sudo apt-get install php5-gd mysql-server To begin, you need to add the repository for ownCloud for ubuntu 14.04. wget -nv https://download.owncloud.org/download/repositories/stable/xUbuntu_14.04/Release.key -O Release.key apt-key add – < Release.key Next,… Continue reading

How to Install Universal Media Server UMS on Ubuntu in Headless mode for 14.04 or 16.04

Updated for Ubuntu 14.04 or 16.04 03-15-18 Universal Media Server is a fork off the very useful PS3 and PS4 Media Server. And although the PS3MediaServer was a great solution, it did have some shortcomings, especially with certain file formats or file containers. I tried UMS and loved it. It… Continue reading