Amazon EKS optimized Bottlerocket AMIs - Amazon EKS

Amazon EKS optimized Bottlerocket AMIs

The Amazon EKS optimized Bottlerocket AMI is built on top of Bottlerocket. Bottlerocket is a Linux-based open-source operating system that is purpose built by AWS for running containers on virtual machines or bare metal hosts. It's secure and only includes the bare minimum packages required to run containers. This reduces the attack surface and impact of vulnerabilities. It also requires less effort to meet node compliance requirements. For more information about Bottlerocket, see the documentation and releases on GitHub.

The AMI is configured to work with Amazon EKS and it includes containerd and kubelet .

The following points are some considerations when using Bottlerocket for your AMI type:

  • You can deploy to Amazon EC2 instances with x86 or Arm processors, but not to instances that have GPUs or Inferentia chips.

  • You can't deploy to the following regions: China (Beijing) (cn-north-1) or China (Ningxia) (cn-northwest-1).

  • There is no AWS CloudFormation template to deploy nodes with.

  • Bottlerocket images don't come with an SSH server or a shell. You can use out-of-band access methods to allow SSH enabling the admin container and to pass some bootstrapping configuration steps with user data. For more information, see these sections in the bottlerocket README.md on GitHub:

    • By default, Bottlerocket has a control container that's enabled. This container runs the AWS Systems Manager agent that you can use to run commands or start shell sessions on Amazon EC2 Bottlerocket instances. For more information, see Setting up Session Manager in the AWS Systems Manager User Guide.

    • Bottlerocket also has an admin container that's enabled if an SSH key is given when creating the node group. We recommend using the admin container only for development and testing scenarios. We don't recommend using it for production environments.

Select a link in one of the following tables to view the latest Amazon EKS optimized Bottlerocket AMI ID for a region and Kubernetes version. You can also retrieve the IDs with an AWS Systems Manager parameter using different tools. For more information, see Retrieving Amazon EKS optimized Bottlerocket AMI IDs.

1.21.2
Kubernetes version 1.21.2
Region x86 Arm
US East (Ohio) (us-east-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
US East (N. Virginia) (us-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (Oregon) (us-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (N. California) (us-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Africa (Cape Town) (af-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) (ap-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) (ap-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) (ap-northeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Seoul) (ap-northeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Singapore) (ap-southeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Sydney) (ap-southeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Canada (Central) (ca-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Frankfurt) (eu-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Ireland) (eu-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (London) (eu-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Milan) (eu-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Paris) (eu-west-3) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Stockholm) (eu-north-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Middle East (Bahrain) (me-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
South America (São Paulo) (sa-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-East) (us-gov-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-West) (us-gov-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
1.20.4
Kubernetes version 1.20.4
Region x86 Arm
US East (Ohio) (us-east-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
US East (N. Virginia) (us-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (Oregon) (us-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (N. California) (us-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Africa (Cape Town) (af-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) (ap-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) (ap-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) (ap-northeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Seoul) (ap-northeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Singapore) (ap-southeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Sydney) (ap-southeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Canada (Central) (ca-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Frankfurt) (eu-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Ireland) (eu-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (London) (eu-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Milan) (eu-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Paris) (eu-west-3) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Stockholm) (eu-north-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Middle East (Bahrain) (me-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
South America (São Paulo) (sa-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-East) (us-gov-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-West) (us-gov-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
1.19.6
Kubernetes version 1.19.6
Region x86 Arm
US East (Ohio) (us-east-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
US East (N. Virginia) (us-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (Oregon) (us-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (N. California) (us-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Africa (Cape Town) (af-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) (ap-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) (ap-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) (ap-northeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Seoul) (ap-northeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Singapore) (ap-southeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Sydney) (ap-southeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Canada (Central) (ca-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Frankfurt) (eu-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Ireland) (eu-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (London) (eu-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Milan) (eu-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Paris) (eu-west-3) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Stockholm) (eu-north-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Middle East (Bahrain) (me-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
South America (São Paulo) (sa-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-East) (us-gov-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-West) (us-gov-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
1.18.8
Kubernetes version 1.18.8
Region x86 Arm
US East (Ohio) (us-east-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
US East (N. Virginia) (us-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (Oregon) (us-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (N. California) (us-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Africa (Cape Town) (af-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) (ap-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) (ap-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) (ap-northeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Seoul) (ap-northeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Singapore) (ap-southeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Sydney) (ap-southeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Canada (Central) (ca-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Frankfurt) (eu-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Ireland) (eu-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (London) (eu-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Milan) (eu-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Paris) (eu-west-3) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Stockholm) (eu-north-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Middle East (Bahrain) (me-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
South America (São Paulo) (sa-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-East) (us-gov-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-West) (us-gov-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
1.17.11
Kubernetes version 1.17.11
Region x86 Arm
US East (Ohio) (us-east-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
US East (N. Virginia) (us-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (Oregon) (us-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (N. California) (us-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Africa (Cape Town) (af-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) (ap-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) (ap-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) (ap-northeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Seoul) (ap-northeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Singapore) (ap-southeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Sydney) (ap-southeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Canada (Central) (ca-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Frankfurt) (eu-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Ireland) (eu-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (London) (eu-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Milan) (eu-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Paris) (eu-west-3) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Stockholm) (eu-north-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
Middle East (Bahrain) (me-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
South America (São Paulo) (sa-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-East) (us-gov-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-West) (us-gov-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID