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.e-amazon-ecs-optimized) consists of:

  • The latest minimal version of the Amazon Linux AMI

  • The latest version of the Amazon ECS container agent (1.14.3)

  • The recommended version of Docker for the latest Amazon ECS container agent (17.03.1-ce)

  • The latest version of the ecs-init package to run and monitor the Amazon ECS agent (1.14.3-1)

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.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-bb8eaede Launch instance
us-east-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-d61027ad Launch instance
us-west-2 amzn-ami-2017.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-c6f81abe Launch instance
us-west-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-514e6431 Launch instance
eu-west-2 amzn-ami-2017.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-0a85946e Launch instance
eu-west-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-bd7e8dc4 Launch instance
eu-central-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-f15ff69e Launch instance
ap-northeast-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-ab5ea9cd Launch instance
ap-southeast-2 amzn-ami-2017.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-c3233ba0 Launch instance
ap-southeast-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-ae0b91cd Launch instance
ca-central-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-32bb0556 Launch instance