When you go to the page listing all of the developer AMIs available and hosted on Amazon's EC2 cloud, the link that takes you to the page providing the license required to actually use the AMI instance tanks, giving an error and eliminating the ability to obtain a license code, and thus, use the IBM Developer AMI instance.
Here is a listing of the development AMIs that IBM has hosted and available in Amazon's cloud
IBM Development AMIs running on Amazon EC2 with Novell® SuSE Linux
But when you click on a link, the page generates an error. It's like the pages have been moved or something. Only last week I was able to access the page without any errors being generated or displayed. For exmaple the following page did work, but now it fails with an error:
Amazon EC2 running IBM WebSphere Portal Server and Lotus Web Content Mgmt Std Ed - Dev Use Only
I am anxious to get re-running with these IBM Developer images so I can test out the WCM software and really understand if WebSphere Portal and their Web Content Management solution are right for my client. If I can't get any of these AMIs to work, I'm afraid we'll be recommending Liferay and Alfresco.
C'mon IBM, help me to convey the WebSphere Portal and WCM message to the world.
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5 replies Latest Post - 2012-06-21T18:13:46Z by JAntley
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Updated on 2012-06-21T18:13:46Z at 2012-06-21T18:13:46Z by JAntley
Also Requested Developer Image Help from Amazon's Cloud and EC2 Forum2012-04-24T16:47:25Z in response to CameronMcKenzieJust for the record, I also posted the same website/license issue over at Amazon's site as well, just in case someone over at the book store has any idea as to what the problem accessing the "IBM WebSphere® Portal Server and Lotus Web Content Mgmt Standard Edition" AMI image might be.
Re: Also Requested Developer Image Help from Amazon's Cloud and EC2 Forum2012-04-24T16:48:30Z in response to CameronMcKenzieAnd here's the link to that thread over at Amazon's Cloud Computing forum, which I forgot to add in the previous post:
Re: Also Requested Developer Image Help from Amazon's Cloud and EC2 Forum2012-04-24T17:34:08Z in response to CameronMcKenzieI've managed to find a direct link to the page for the "IBM WebSphere Portal Server and Lotus Web Content Management Standard Edition 7.0 - Dev Use Only" AMI. All of the links on IBM's software pages for download and support continue to fail.
Note that before hitting the big "Launch AMI" button you need to go to the "Purchase Information" section on the page and click the following link:
That gives you permissions within Amazon to use this software. Then go ahead and click the "Launch AMI button", and you're good!
OS: Other Linux
AMI Manifest: ibm-lotus/wp70_wpf_dev_20110106.manifest.xml
Root Device Type: instance-store
Listed on: Apr 07, 2010 14:17 GMT
Updated on: Mar 08, 2012 00:41 GMT
2.6.16 level based SuSE SLES 10 SP 2 operating system
WebSphere Portal Server v 7.0
Lotus Web Content Management v7.0
DB2 Enterprise Edition 188.8.131.52
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Re: Also Requested Developer Image Help from Amazon's Cloud and EC2 Forum2012-04-25T18:30:50Z in response to CameronMcKenzieHello Cameron,
This thread has been brought to the attention of the appropriate people in IBM, and they also have communicated the problem to Amazon. Hopefully this will be resolved shortly.
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