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.f-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-1c002379 Launch instance
us-east-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.f-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-9eb4b1e5 Launch instance
us-west-2 amzn-ami-2017.03.f-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-1d668865 Launch instance
us-west-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.f-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-4a2c192a Launch instance
eu-west-2 amzn-ami-2017.03.f-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-cb1101af Launch instance
eu-west-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.f-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-8fcc32f6 Launch instance
eu-central-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.f-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-0460cb6b Launch instance
ap-northeast-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.f-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-b743bed1 Launch instance
ap-southeast-2 amzn-ami-2017.03.f-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-c1a6bda2 Launch instance
ap-southeast-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.f-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-9d1f7efe Launch instance
ca-central-1 amzn-ami-2017.03.f-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-b677c9d2 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.