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From Shivaram Venkataraman <>
Subject Re: Please help: virtualization type 'hvm' when I try to launch ec2 ssd instance
Date Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:48:03 GMT
The EC2 scripts do support HVM instances -- Its just the i2.2xlarge
ones were recently added by Amazon and we haven't added the mapping to
handle them in our scripts. Should be fixed when is committed.

On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 11:51 AM, Ankur Chauhan <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I  ran into the same problem, the AMI that is used but he EC2 scripts is a
> paravirtualization one. For i2 and c3 nodes you need the newer HVM
> virtualization. I think the ec2-scripts don't support HVM instances.
> I ended up manually setting spark or you could try using the chef recipe to
> do it too (search in github).
> -- Ankur

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