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-1 amzn-ami-2016.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-275ffe31 Launch instance
    us-east-2 amzn-ami-2016.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-62745007 Launch instance
    us-west-1 amzn-ami-2016.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-689bc208 Launch instance
    us-west-2 amzn-ami-2016.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-62d35c02 Launch instance
    eu-west-1 amzn-ami-2016.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-95f8d2f3 Launch instance
    eu-west-2 amzn-ami-2016.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-bf9481db Launch instance
    eu-central-1 amzn-ami-2016.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-085e8a67 Launch instance
    ap-northeast-1 amzn-ami-2016.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-f63f6f91 Launch instance
    ap-southeast-1 amzn-ami-2016.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-b4ae1dd7 Launch instance
    ap-southeast-2 amzn-ami-2016.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-fbe9eb98 Launch instance
    ca-central-1 amzn-ami-2016.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-ee58e58a 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.