Here is the scenario: I create a tomcat-apache appliance using the hub. I then use the configuration and management tools to create a customized version of that appliance; adding virtual hosts, deploying WARs and the like. So far, so good.
Now, I want to 'save' that instance as an AMI so I can create copies of it for scaling purposes. (Otherwise every time I want to set up a new server for scaling I have to go through all the configuration steps.) How do I do that? I tried to create an AMI from the AWS management console, but that option is grayed out. I've down a lot of googling, but no joy.
This should be a FAQ, methinks.
Yes, I'm a noob with AWS...