These instructions were tested on Ubuntu 16.04 environment.

Quick Installation

LC_ALL="en_US.UTF-8" && \
LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8" && \
sudo apt install python-pip

Install Python Pip

sudo apt install python-pip

Setup Locale

Then setup locale of your environment. Otherwise when we installing aws cli tools, it would produce an error.

Open /etc/environment file and add followings to the end of the file.


Installing AWS Cli

Run following command

sudo pip install awscli --upgrade --user
apt-get install awscli


To check whether you have successfully installed aws-cli

aws --version

Create an IAM User

login to AWS IAM console. And create a user with the permissions that you are planning to use. Copy the Access key ID and Secret access key Also make a note of your default AWS Region (eg : eu-central-1). You can find it from the top right corner of your AWS Console


User following command and enter the Access key ID, Secret access key and Default region name

aws configure

Upload Image to s3

aws s3 cp s3://

Import Image

    "Description": "Kurento OVA",
    "Format": "ova",
    "UserBucket": {
      "S3Bucket": "alianvirtualmachineimages",
      "S3Key": "Kinaps-broadcast_test.ova"
aws ec2 import-image --description "MyVM" --license-type BYOL --disk-containers file://containers.json
aws ec2 describe-conversion-tasks --region


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