Reminders About EC2 Spot Instances

The following reminders are important details to keep in mind when configuring EC2 Spot Instance Support.

  • EC2 Spot instances are best for tests run on a regular basis, where any loss of data is not critical.
  • EC2 Spot instances may take a bit longer to launch than On-Demand instances.
  • EC2 Spot instances can only be used for Maestro servers. Results servers and main servers will always be On-Demand.
  • If you wish to run compositions completely on spot instances, see How to Allow for All Maestros to Be Spot Instances.