[Sidefx-houdini-list] Persistent storage on Amazon Cloud

Gregory Ecker gregory.ecker at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 10:39:18 EDT 2015


 right,  it's a little complicated.. but I think it's doable.  You'll need
to figure out the correct instance type to rent from amazon,  and maybe
install a license server which just serves that instance ?  Definitely ask
sesi.

 -G


On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 10:31 AM, François Duchesneau <sidefx at trinix.ca>
wrote:

> Hey Greg,
>
> Hope you're doing well.
>
> My concern is the licensing. How would you configure the license manager
> to find a Houdini license? I was going to ask SideFx but I wonder if the
> global license can do that. I doubt I can install a license on their server
> because from one instance to the other the license may not recognize it to
> be on the same computer as it is required normally.
>
> Thanks
>
> Francois
>
>
> On 06/26/2015 10:24 AM, Gregory Ecker wrote:
>
>>   hi Francois,
>>
>>
>>    if you use amazon cloud via the hqueue rop, then no,  it's not designed
>> that way (persistent storage).. you need to remain connected to amazon
>> throughout the render and anything that you are writing from the process
>> will get saved to your local drive (for sims it requires a good
>> connection).
>>
>>   I guess you could set up your own thing with amazon where you rent an
>> instance,  install a disk image (with appropriate licensing) etc.. in that
>> case you could have storage on the cloud (but you'd have to pay for that).
>>
>>   having said all of that I've used amazon cloud and have been pretty
>> happy
>> with it,  but I know other people who haven't (mostly because of their
>> internet connection).
>>
>>   -G
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 12:31 AM, François Duchesneau <sidefx at trinix.ca>
>> wrote:
>>
>>  Hi guys,
>>>
>>> Yeah, I've done a render with the Amazon Cloud service without too much
>>> pain. Anyone knows if I can use persistent storage? The help says no but
>>> I
>>> wonder if it's still the case.
>>>
>>> I'm afraid it's gonna be rather useless if it's not possible.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Francois
>>>
>>>
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