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

How to Launch the Latest Amazon ECS-Optimized AMI

The following are several ways that you can launch the latest Amazon ECS-optimized AMI into your cluster:

  • The Amazon ECS console first-run wizard launches your container instances with the latest Amazon ECS-optimized AMI. For more information, see Getting Started with Amazon ECS.

  • You can launch your container instances manually in the Amazon EC2 console by following the procedures in Launching an Amazon ECS Container Instance. You could also choose the EC2 console link in the table below that corresponds to your cluster's region.

  • Use an AMI ID from the table below that corresponds to your cluster's region with the AWS CLI, the AWS SDKs, or an AWS CloudFormation template to launch your instances.

    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

For previous versions of the Amazon ECS-optimized AMI and its corresponding Docker and Amazon ECS container agent versions, see Amazon ECS-Optimized AMI Container Agent Versions.