Cloud9 setup

Git setup

You need to create and clone github repositories during this workshop so it is recommended that you setup your git config and ssh keys.

vim ~/.gitconfig # Add your config

Extend FileSystem size

The default disk size for a cloud9 instance is 10gb but we need more than this for the tools needed to build ML projects. So we need to increase the size of the EBS volume and grow the Linux filesytem. To do this use the aws console to locate the EC2 instance by clicking on EBS volume used by your cloud9 instance and increase the size of the EBS volume from 10gb to 100gb

  • Go to the AWS console for your event session
  • Click Manage EC2 Instance
  • Make sure your aws-cloud9-* instance is selected

Locate the root filesystem


Click on it


Click on EBS ID value to open ebs volume in console

On Actions pull down, select Modify Volume and change the size from 10gb to 100gb

Then in cloud9 terminal:

# Grow filesystem
sudo growpart /dev/xvda 1
sudo resize2fs /dev/xvda1
df -h

You should see output similar to this:

Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs        483M   60K  483M   1% /dev
tmpfs           493M     0  493M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/xvda1       99G  7.6G   91G   8% /