Spin up linux server in a vpc using knife

I’m having trouble finding any info on this.

I need to spin up a server within a clients VPC using knife.

some characteristics:

  • we have our own centos AMI
  • our spin up recipe refers to public gem and yum installs (I believe the internet gateway makes this possible, right?)
  • we refer to s3 buckets for binary installers (again… internet gateway?)

I’m using chef 0.10.

is there anything I should be aware of in the VPC configuration that will enable/prevent my ability to spin this up? I’m assuming that if the VPC is setup correctly I should be able to use knife ec2 server create the same way I normally do, with the addition of the subnet id parameter.

any advice is appreciated.

thanks in advance!