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

  • The latest minimal version of the Amazon Linux AMI

  • The latest version of the Amazon ECS container agent (1.17.3)

  • 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 (1.17.3-1)

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-2017.09.l-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-64300001 Launch instance
us-east-1 amzn-ami-2017.09.l-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-aff65ad2 Launch instance
us-west-2 amzn-ami-2017.09.l-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-40ddb938 Launch instance
us-west-1 amzn-ami-2017.09.l-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-69677709 Launch instance
eu-west-3 amzn-ami-2017.09.l-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-250eb858 Launch instance
eu-west-2 amzn-ami-2017.09.l-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-2218f945 Launch instance
eu-west-1 amzn-ami-2017.09.l-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-2d386654 Launch instance
eu-central-1 amzn-ami-2017.09.l-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-9fc39c74 Launch instance
ap-northeast-2 amzn-ami-2017.09.l-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-9d56f9f3 Launch instance
ap-northeast-1 amzn-ami-2017.09.l-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-a99d8ad5 Launch instance
ap-southeast-2 amzn-ami-2017.09.l-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-efda148d Launch instance
ap-southeast-1 amzn-ami-2017.09.l-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-846144f8 Launch instance
ca-central-1 amzn-ami-2017.09.l-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-897ff9ed Launch instance
ap-south-1 amzn-ami-2017.09.l-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-72edc81d Launch instance
sa-east-1 amzn-ami-2017.09.l-amazon-ecs-optimized ami-4a7e2826 Launch instance