Thank you for your post.
Do you have multiple versions or Java (or both 32-bit and 64-bit) installed? Are there any other applications running on the server? In case the installation didn't complete, have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling FileMaker Server?
Just the 64bit flavor. Tried reinstalling multiple times. Also tried installing under Win 2012 server on AWS to see if that made a difference. That one had more launch errors from a stock instance.
This is a totally stock AWS EC2 instance as shown in the photo for Win 2008 R2 DC Edition Server with FM Server 13.0.1.
Filemaker customer support has been pretty useless. It's like they don't know that AWS exists... Which is mind blowing. I mean, I know FM hasn't figured out how to put together an IaaS or PaaS offering yet, I mean, neither has Apple for that matter, but the rest of the World solved these problems a long time ago. I'm reluctant to go play this game on Google Compute or RackSpace to find out if there is something in this particular stock install of 2008 Server that makes this WPE problem happen.
Has anyone successfully gotten FileMaker Server 13 up and running on Amazon AWS? Advice, Tips, Tricks? I'll try just about anything...
Update: Just updated Java to v7 build 51... WPE still just starts and then shuts down abnormally... nothing else in logs to clue in why; Java elsewhere is running (Chrome, etc).
Thank you for the additional information.
I do not have AWS available to me. Assuming it is similar to a VMWare server, make sure all ports are open as per Knowledge Base Article #12120:
Since Web Publishing is occurring over port 80, can you make sure port 80 isn't being used by another application on that server?
Java version 7 release 51 does work with FileMaker Server 13.0v1.
If you still cannot get it to work, I found an older posting on the forum entitled "Amazon API". This deals with PHP and the Web Server, and since no one here has experience with AWS, you may want to contact that individual to see what they did to get FileMaker Server working. That link is:
If you become a member of our Technical Network, there are a few users who have Amazon AWS working. See the thread at:
Continue to keep me updated with any progress.