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

Amazon ECS-Optimized Amazon Linux AMI


Amazon ECS vends Linux AMIs that are optimized for the service in two variants. The latest and recommended version is based on Amazon Linux 2. Amazon ECS also vends AMIs that are based on the Amazon Linux AMI, but we recommend that you migrate your workloads to the Amazon Linux 2 variant, as support for the Amazon Linux AMI will end no later than June 30, 2020. For more information, see Amazon ECS-Optimized Amazon Linux 2 AMI.

The Amazon ECS-optimized Amazon Linux AMIs are provided 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 AMIs are preconfigured and tested on Amazon ECS by AWS engineers.

The current Amazon ECS-optimized Amazon Linux AMI consists of:

  • The latest minimal version of the Amazon Linux AMI

  • The latest version of the Amazon ECS container agent (1.22.0)

  • The recommended version of Docker for the latest Amazon ECS container agent (18.06.1-ce)

  • The latest version of the ecs-init package to run and monitor the Amazon ECS agent (1.22.0-1)

The Amazon ECS-optimized AMI metadata, including the AMI ID, can be retrieved programmatically. For more information, see Retrieving Amazon ECS-Optimized AMI Metadata.

The current Amazon ECS-optimized Amazon Linux AMI IDs by region are listed below for reference.

Region AMI Name AMI ID EC2 console link
us-east-2 amzn-ami-2018.03.i-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-0307f7ccf6ea35750 Launch instance
us-east-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.i-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-045f1b3f87ed83659 Launch instance
us-west-2 amzn-ami-2018.03.i-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-01b70aea4161476b7 Launch instance
us-west-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.i-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-0285183bbef6224bd Launch instance
eu-west-3 amzn-ami-2018.03.i-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-0f4738fbeb53e6c3a Launch instance
eu-west-2 amzn-ami-2018.03.i-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-01bee3897bba49d78 Launch instance
eu-west-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.i-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-0627e141ce928067c Launch instance
eu-central-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.i-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-0eaa3baf6969912ba Launch instance
ap-northeast-2 amzn-ami-2018.03.i-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-00294948a592fc052 Launch instance
ap-northeast-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.i-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-05b296a384694dfa4 Launch instance
ap-southeast-2 amzn-ami-2018.03.i-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-02c73ee1100ce3e7a Launch instance
ap-southeast-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.i-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-050865a806e0dae53 Launch instance
ca-central-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.i-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-0f552e0a86f08b660 Launch instance
ap-south-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.i-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-01ef9f6a829ae3956 Launch instance
sa-east-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.i-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-084b1eee100c102ee Launch instance
us-gov-west-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.i-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-1dafcb7c Launch instance