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.a-amazon-ecs-optimized) consists of:

  • The latest minimal version of the Amazon Linux AMI

  • The latest version of the Amazon ECS container agent (1.18.0)

  • The recommended version of Docker for the latest Amazon ECS container agent (17.12.1-ce)

  • The latest version of the ecs-init package to run and monitor the Amazon ECS agent (1.18.0-1)

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.a-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-956e52f0 Launch instance
us-east-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.a-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-5253c32d Launch instance
us-west-2 amzn-ami-2018.03.a-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-d2f489aa Launch instance
us-west-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.a-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-6b81980b Launch instance
eu-west-3 amzn-ami-2018.03.a-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-ca75c4b7 Launch instance
eu-west-2 amzn-ami-2018.03.a-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-3622cf51 Launch instance
eu-west-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.a-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-c91624b0 Launch instance
eu-central-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.a-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-10e6c8fb Launch instance
ap-northeast-2 amzn-ami-2018.03.a-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-7c69c112 Launch instance
ap-northeast-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.a-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-f3f8098c Launch instance
ap-southeast-2 amzn-ami-2018.03.a-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-bc04d5de Launch instance
ap-southeast-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.a-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-b75a6acb Launch instance
ca-central-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.a-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-da6cecbe Launch instance
ap-south-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.a-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-c7072aa8 Launch instance
sa-east-1 amzn-ami-2018.03.a-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-a1e2becd Launch instance