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

How to Launch the Latest Amazon ECS-Optimized AMI

The following are several ways that you can launch the latest Amazon ECS-optimized AMI into your cluster:

  • The Amazon ECS console first-run wizard launches your container instances with the latest Amazon ECS-optimized AMI. For more information, see Getting Started with Amazon ECS using Fargate.

  • You can launch your container instances manually in the Amazon EC2 console by following the procedures in Launching an Amazon ECS Container Instance. You could also choose the EC2 console link in the table below that corresponds to your cluster's region.

  • Use an AMI ID from the table below that corresponds to your cluster's region with the AWS CLI, the AWS SDKs, or an AWS CloudFormation template to launch your instances.

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

For previous versions of the Amazon ECS-optimized AMI and its corresponding Docker and Amazon ECS container agent versions, see Amazon ECS-Optimized AMI Container Agent Versions.