Troubleshoot Boot and Networking Issues with New EC2 Serial Console | AWS News Blog

This is extremely useful for those times when the system is unable to get to the stage where sshd is running, or there are network-related issues which prevent a normal ssh connection from working. This is akin to the console view of a VM through the hypervisor.

… EC2 Serial Console, a simple and secure way to troubleshoot boot and network connectivity issues by establishing a serial connection to your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances.


Summary of Amazon cloud services

This post is more as a note for myself, as a quick reference for the expanding list of Amazon AWS services. Not too long ago it was just EC3 and S3, and now you have stuff like Route 53, Glacier, Redshift and a whole bunch of others.

Good that someone compiled a nice summary here: