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Amazon Inspector Supported Operating Systems and Regions

Amazon Inspector evaluates the security state of the resources that constitute the assessment target.

Important

At this time, your Amazon Inspector assessment targets can consist only of EC2 instances.

Note

For information on how Amazon Inspector rules packages are available across supported operating systems that you can run on the EC2 instances included in your assessment targets, see Rules Packages Availability Across Supported Operating Systems.

Supported Linux-based Operating Systems

In this release of Amazon Inspector, your assessment targets can consist only of EC2 instances that run the 64-bit version of the following Linux-based operating systems:

  • Amazon Linux (2015.03, 2015.09, 2016.03, 2016.09, 2017.03, 2017.09)

  • Ubuntu (14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.2, 7.3, and 7.4)

  • CentOS (6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.2, and 7.3)

Important

Follow this link to view a list of kernel versions that are compatible with the Amazon Inspector Agent running on Amazon Linux, Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and CentOS: https://s3.amazonaws.com/aws-agent.us-east-1/linux/support/supported_versions.json.

Supported Windows-based Operating Systems

In this release of Amazon Inspector, your assessment targets can consist only of EC2 instances that run the 64-bit version of the following Windows-based operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

Supported Regions

At this time, Amazon Inspector supports assessment services for EC2 instances in only the following AWS regions:

  • Asia Pacific (Mumbai)

  • Asia Pacific (Seoul)

  • Asia Pacific (Sydney)

  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

  • EU (Ireland)

  • US East (Northern Virginia)

  • US West (Northern California)

  • US West (Oregon)

Amazon Inspector is hosted within AWS regions behind a public endpoint. All regions are isolated from each other, and the telemetry and findings for all assessments performed within a region remain in that region and are not distributed by the service to other Amazon Inspector locations.