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

Amazon ECS-Optimized AMI

The Amazon ECS-optimized AMI is the recommended AMI 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 AMI is preconfigured and tested on Amazon ECS by AWS engineers. It is the simplest AMI for you to get started and to get your containers running on AWS quickly.

The current Amazon ECS-optimized AMI (amzn-ami-2018.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized) consists of:

  • The latest minimal version of the Amazon Linux AMI

  • The latest version of the Amazon ECS container agent (1.20.1)

  • The recommended version of Docker for the latest Amazon ECS container agent (18.03.1-ce)

  • The latest version of the ecs-init package to run and monitor the Amazon ECS agent (1.20.1-1)

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

The current Amazon ECS-optimized 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.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-028a9de0a7e353ed9 Launch instance
us-east-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-00129b193dc81bc31 Launch instance
us-west-2 amzn-ami-2018.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-00d4f478 Launch instance
us-west-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-0d438d09af26c9583 Launch instance
eu-west-3 amzn-ami-2018.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-07da674f0655ef4e1 Launch instance
eu-west-2 amzn-ami-2018.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-a44db8c3 Launch instance
eu-west-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-0af844a965e5738db Launch instance
eu-central-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-0291ba887ba0d515f Launch instance
ap-northeast-2 amzn-ami-2018.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-047d2a61f94f862dc Launch instance
ap-northeast-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-0041c416aa23033a2 Launch instance
ap-southeast-2 amzn-ami-2018.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-0092e55c70015d8c3 Launch instance
ap-southeast-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-091bf462afdb02c60 Launch instance
ca-central-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-192fa27d Launch instance
ap-south-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-0c179ca015d301829 Launch instance
sa-east-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-0018ff8ee48970ac3 Launch instance
us-gov-west-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.e-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-c6079ba7 Launch instance