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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-2017.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized) consists of:

  • The latest minimal version of the Amazon Linux AMI

  • The latest version of the Amazon ECS container agent (1.16.2)

  • The recommended version of Docker for the latest Amazon ECS container agent (17.09.1-ce)

  • The latest version of the ecs-init package to run and monitor the Amazon ECS agent (1.16.2-1)

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-2017.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-ce1c36ab Launch instance
us-east-1 amzn-ami-2017.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-28456852 Launch instance
us-west-2 amzn-ami-2017.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-decc7fa6 Launch instance
us-west-1 amzn-ami-2017.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-74262414 Launch instance
eu-west-3 amzn-ami-2017.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-9aef59e7 Launch instance
eu-west-2 amzn-ami-2017.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-67cbd003 Launch instance
eu-west-1 amzn-ami-2017.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-1d46df64 Launch instance
eu-central-1 amzn-ami-2017.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-509a053f Launch instance
ap-northeast-2 amzn-ami-2017.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-c212b2ac Launch instance
ap-northeast-1 amzn-ami-2017.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-872c4ae1 Launch instance
ap-southeast-2 amzn-ami-2017.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-58bb443a Launch instance
ap-southeast-1 amzn-ami-2017.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-910d72ed Launch instance
ca-central-1 amzn-ami-2017.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-435bde27 Launch instance
ap-south-1 amzn-ami-2017.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-00491f6f Launch instance
sa-east-1 amzn-ami-2017.09.g-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-af521fc3 Launch instance