Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Using Wowza on instance type C3-xlarge

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2014

    Default Using Wowza on instance type C3-xlarge

    Hi, is it possible to use Wowza on instance types which are not listed on the page titled "PRE-BUILT AMIS" in the Wowza documentation site? I want to try the C3-xlarge which seems to hit a Wowza sweet spot (4 relatively quick CPUs, 7.5Gb RAM, 2x40Gb SSD drives), but it's not on the list. Currently I am using M1-xlarge which is slightly more expensive, has 4 slower CPUs and has 4 steam-powered 420GB hard disks. As we back all our video files off to S3 straightaway, we don't need the volume of local storage space we have at present.

    Thanks, Mike

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2013


    You should be able to install a standard version of Wowza on there and run it.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2012


    You cannot use the 1-click installer, since the instance type you're looking for is not on the list.

    It is possible however to launch a new instance, and then install Wowza yourself. I have done it a couple of times with the c3-xlarge.

    Simply launch a new instance (Amazon Linux AMI 2013.09.2) with it's standard settings*, then download the RPM installer and transfer it to you'r fresh instance. Then install it.

    *You might want to adjust parameters like storage size and security group.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2013


    Are there any plans to support additional or different/new instance types as PRE-BUILT AMIS?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007

Similar Threads

  1. Which EC2 instance type is best suited for large volume streaming
    By jachai in forum Performance Tuning Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-11-2014, 01:58 AM
  2. Wowza IDE2 determine stream format type
    By WebDev4Life in forum Media Players and Devices Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-25-2013, 07:21 AM
  3. Prevent Wowza from reporting version number and license type over HTTPS
    By drupaler in forum Server Administration Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-25-2013, 01:47 AM
  4. Tuning Wowza after a instance type change
    By Renato@Voitel in forum Wowza Media Server 3 for Amazon EC2 Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-04-2013, 02:42 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts