SPICE | PCP instance guidelines - UMCST/SPICE-user-info GitHub Wiki

Hosting Locations

  • Core SPICE Infrastructure is hosted in Ohio
  • SPICE supported instances(for clients such as UMCST, courses, research, etc) in Virginia

When creating an EC2 instance:

  • Use official Canonical Ubuntu 20.04 or 22.04
  • Consider increasing default storage from 8GB to 20GB, depending on the application
  • Talk with supervisor before initializing or upgrading an instance to greater than t2.micro


  • For core SPICE infrastructure, use the provisioner0 key
  • For UMCST client instances, use the id_umcst-lab-provisioner0 key


Recover a Linux-based instance with a lost keypair: https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/knowledge-center/user-data-replace-key-pair-ec2/