Amazon EKS optimized Windows AMIs - Amazon EKS

Amazon EKS optimized Windows AMIs

The Amazon EKS optimized AMI is built on top of Windows Server 2019. It's configured to serve as the base image for Amazon EKS nodes. The AMI is configured to work with Amazon EKS and includes Docker, kubelet , and the AWS IAM Authenticator.

Note

You can track security or privacy events for Windows Server with the Microsoft security update guide.

The AMI IDs for the latest Amazon EKS optimized AMI are in the following tables. You can also retrieve the IDs with an AWS Systems Manager parameter using different tools. For more information, see Retrieving Amazon EKS optimized Windows AMI IDs.

Windows Server 2019 is a Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release, whereas Versions 2004 and 20H2 are Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) releases. For more information, see Windows Server servicing channels in the Microsoft documentation. Windows Server 20H2 support was added to Kubernetes in version 1.21. For more information about Windows OS version support, see Intro to Windows support in Kubernetes.

1.21.2
Kubernetes version 1.21.2
Region Windows Server 20H2 Core Windows Server 2004 Core Windows Server 2019 Core Windows Server 2019 Full
US East (Ohio) (us-east-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
US East (N. Virginia) (us-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (Oregon) (us-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (N. California) (us-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Africa (Cape Town) (af-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) (ap-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) (ap-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) (ap-northeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Seoul) (ap-northeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Osaka) (ap-northeast-3) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Singapore) (ap-southeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Sydney) (ap-southeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Canada (Central) (ca-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
China (Beijing) (cn-north-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
China (Ningxia) (cn-northwest-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Frankfurt) (eu-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Ireland) (eu-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (London) (eu-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Milan) (eu-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Paris) (eu-west-3) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Stockholm) (eu-north-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Middle East (Bahrain) (me-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
South America (São Paulo) (sa-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-East) (us-gov-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-West) (us-gov-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
1.20.4
Kubernetes version 1.20.4
Region Windows Server 2004 Core Windows Server 2019 Core Windows Server 2019 Full
US East (Ohio) (us-east-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
US East (N. Virginia) (us-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (Oregon) (us-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (N. California) (us-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Africa (Cape Town) (af-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) (ap-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) (ap-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) (ap-northeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Seoul) (ap-northeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Osaka) (ap-northeast-3) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Singapore) (ap-southeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Sydney) (ap-southeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Canada (Central) (ca-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
China (Beijing) (cn-north-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
China (Ningxia) (cn-northwest-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Frankfurt) (eu-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Ireland) (eu-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (London) (eu-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Milan) (eu-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Paris) (eu-west-3) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Stockholm) (eu-north-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Middle East (Bahrain) (me-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
South America (São Paulo) (sa-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-East) (us-gov-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-West) (us-gov-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
1.19.8
Kubernetes version 1.19.8
Region Windows Server 2004 Core Windows Server 2019 Core Windows Server 2019 Full
US East (Ohio) (us-east-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
US East (N. Virginia) (us-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (Oregon) (us-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (N. California) (us-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Africa (Cape Town) (af-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) (ap-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) (ap-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) (ap-northeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Seoul) (ap-northeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Osaka) (ap-northeast-3) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Singapore) (ap-southeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Sydney) (ap-southeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Canada (Central) (ca-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
China (Beijing) (cn-north-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
China (Ningxia) (cn-northwest-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Frankfurt) (eu-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Ireland) (eu-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (London) (eu-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Milan) (eu-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Paris) (eu-west-3) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Stockholm) (eu-north-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Middle East (Bahrain) (me-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
South America (São Paulo) (sa-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-East) (us-gov-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-West) (us-gov-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
1.18.16
Kubernetes version 1.18.16
Region Windows Server 2004 Core Windows Server 2019 Core Windows Server 2019 Full
US East (Ohio) (us-east-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
US East (N. Virginia) (us-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (Oregon) (us-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (N. California) (us-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Africa (Cape Town) (af-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) (ap-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) (ap-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) (ap-northeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Seoul) (ap-northeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Osaka) (ap-northeast-3) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Singapore) (ap-southeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Sydney) (ap-southeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Canada (Central) (ca-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
China (Beijing) (cn-north-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
China (Ningxia) (cn-northwest-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Frankfurt) (eu-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Ireland) (eu-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (London) (eu-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Milan) (eu-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Paris) (eu-west-3) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Stockholm) (eu-north-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Middle East (Bahrain) (me-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
South America (São Paulo) (sa-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-East) (us-gov-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-West) (us-gov-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
1.17.17
Kubernetes version 1.17.17
Region Windows Server 2004 Core Windows Server 2019 Core Windows Server 2019 Full
US East (Ohio) (us-east-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
US East (N. Virginia) (us-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (Oregon) (us-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (N. California) (us-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Africa (Cape Town) (af-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) (ap-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) (ap-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) (ap-northeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Seoul) (ap-northeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Osaka) (ap-northeast-3) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Singapore) (ap-southeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Sydney) (ap-southeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Canada (Central) (ca-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
China (Beijing) (cn-north-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
China (Ningxia) (cn-northwest-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Frankfurt) (eu-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Ireland) (eu-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (London) (eu-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Milan) (eu-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Paris) (eu-west-3) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Stockholm) (eu-north-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Middle East (Bahrain) (me-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
South America (São Paulo) (sa-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-East) (us-gov-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-West) (us-gov-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
1.16.15
Kubernetes version 1.16.15
Region Windows Server 2004 Core Windows Server 2019 Core Windows Server 2019 Full
US East (Ohio) (us-east-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
US East (N. Virginia) (us-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (Oregon) (us-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
US West (N. California) (us-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Africa (Cape Town) (af-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) (ap-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) (ap-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) (ap-northeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Seoul) (ap-northeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Osaka) (ap-northeast-3) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Singapore) (ap-southeast-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Sydney) (ap-southeast-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Canada (Central) (ca-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
China (Beijing) (cn-north-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
China (Ningxia) (cn-northwest-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Frankfurt) (eu-central-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Ireland) (eu-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (London) (eu-west-2) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Milan) (eu-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Paris) (eu-west-3) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Europe (Stockholm) (eu-north-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
Middle East (Bahrain) (me-south-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
South America (São Paulo) (sa-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-East) (us-gov-east-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID
AWS GovCloud (US-West) (us-gov-west-1) View AMI ID View AMI ID View AMI ID

Amazon EKS Windows AMI release calendar

The following table lists the release and end of support dates for Windows versions on Amazon EKS. If an end date is blank, it's because the version is still supported.

Windows version Amazon EKS release Amazon EKS end of support
Windows Server 20H2 Core 8/12/2021
Windows Server 2004 Core 8/19/2020 12/14/2021
Windows Server 2019 Core 10/7/2019
Windows Server 2019 Full 10/7/2019
Windows Server 1909 Core 10/7/2019 12/8/2020