Amazon EC2 Container Service
Developer Guide (API Version 2014-11-13)

Amazon ECS-Optimized AMI

The Amazon ECS-optimized AMI is the recommended AMI for you to use to launch your Amazon ECS container instances. Although you can create your own container instance AMI that meets the basic specifications outlined in Container Instance AMIs, the Amazon ECS-optimized AMI is preconfigured and tested on Amazon ECS by AWS engineers. It is the simplest AMI for you to get started and to get your containers running on AWS quickly.

The current Amazon ECS-optimized AMI (amzn-ami-2017.03.g-amazon-ecs-optimized) consists of:

  • The latest minimal version of the Amazon Linux AMI

  • The latest version of the Amazon ECS container agent (1.14.5)

  • The recommended version of Docker for the latest Amazon ECS container agent (17.03.2-ce)

  • The latest version of the ecs-init package to run and monitor the Amazon ECS agent (1.14.5-1)

The current Amazon ECS–optimized AMI IDs by region are listed below for reference.

Region AMI Name AMI ID EC2 console link
us-east-2 amzn-ami-2017.03.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-34032e51 Launch instance
us-east-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-ec33cc96 Launch instance
us-west-2 amzn-ami-2017.03.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-29f80351 Launch instance
us-west-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-d5d0e0b5 Launch instance
eu-west-2 amzn-ami-2017.03.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-eb62708f Launch instance
eu-west-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-13f7226a Launch instance
eu-central-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-40d5672f Launch instance
ap-northeast-2 amzn-ami-2017.03.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-7ee13b10 Launch instance
ap-northeast-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-21815747 Launch instance
ap-southeast-2 amzn-ami-2017.03.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-4f08e82d Launch instance
ap-southeast-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-99f588fa Launch instance
ca-central-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-9b54edff Launch instance