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.d-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.d-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-207b5a45 Launch instance
us-east-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.d-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-04351e12 Launch instance
us-west-2 amzn-ami-2017.03.d-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-57d9cd2e Launch instance
us-west-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.d-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-7d664a1d Launch instance
eu-west-2 amzn-ami-2017.03.d-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-ff15039b Launch instance
eu-west-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.d-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-809f84e6 Launch instance
eu-central-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.d-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-a3a006cc Launch instance
ap-northeast-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.d-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-e4657283 Launch instance
ap-southeast-2 amzn-ami-2017.03.d-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-42e9f921 Launch instance
ap-southeast-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.d-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-19f7787a Launch instance
ca-central-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.d-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-3da81759 Launch instance