Update 3/1/17: So it looks like Amazon was having trouble yesterday. Let’s assume my problems were related to that, not a problem in this service in general. Hopefully things go more smoothly moving forward.
I tried to jump into Amazon Web Services today to explore the possibility of a hosted application. Pretty cool stuff, I setup an instance to test some things out and setup a second instance for a client to look at things.
Then things started going wonky – I couldn’t get the Windows Start menu to come up in one instance. Tried rebooting it – no help. “I’ll just stop it,” I thought. And, being cheap, I thought “let’s shut down the other down as well, don’t want to get a $3 bill from Amazon if I go over hours”.
Then the client calls and wants to test things out. “No problem,” I say. This stuff is like magic. I just go to my cloud interface and start that baby back up. When I try, I then get this:
It’s been three hours now and I can’t restart either instance. The client is not impressed. I’m not impressed.