I've got an AWS EC2 instance that I would like to create a spin-off of in order to do some testing. I know I can create an AMI of the running instance, then launch that. But when I create the AMI, the machine goes down for a couple of minutes (at least the network connection).
Is there a setting somewhere that I am missing?
I generate the AMI by right-clicking the machine in the management console and selecting "Create AMI"