EC2 and node names

Dmitry Demeshchuk demeshchuk at
Tue May 3 10:09:11 EDT 2011

I used a small hack for this: removed "-name ..." from vm.args and
added "-name riak@`hostname -i`" to riak and riak-admin.

On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 4:58 AM, Jeff Pollard <jeff.pollard at> wrote:
> I was reviewing the Riak Operations webinar, and it was mentioned that the
> preferred vm.args -name for EC2 environments should be "riak at hostname"
> because you don't have to "rename data or do anything weird" like you would
> if your nodes were named "riak at ip.address" (approximately 40:05 in the
> video).
> I was looking for some elaboration on this tip, namely:
> What is meant by "rename data or do anything weird"
> Is "hostname" in riak at hostname a public DNS host that you configure in your
> DNS to map to the EC2 public hostname (ec2-50-18-...)?
> Does anyone have any best practices around vm.args -name in EC2
> environments?
> Thanks!
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Best regards,
Dmitry Demeshchuk

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