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Support for AWS instance hibernation

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Support for AWS instance hibernation

August 30, 2022
Citrix DaaS - Provisioning

You can now create a catalog that supports AWS EC2 hibernation. The hibernation process stores the in-memory state of the instance, along with its private and elastic IP addresses, allowing it to pick up exactly where it left off.

When an instance is instructed to hibernate, it writes the in-memory state to a file in the root EBS volume, and then shuts itself down. Encrypt the root EBS volume of the instance. For information on EBS encryption, see Amazon EBS encryption. The encryption ensures proper protection for sensitive data when it is copied from memory to the EBS volume.

To create VMs that support hibernation, make sure that:

  • Master image (instance you want to use as the basis for your AMI) supports hibernation.
  • You enable the `AwsCaptureInstanceProperties` custom property or Machine Profile property .