Retrieving Amazon EKS-optimized Amazon Linux 2 AMI IDs - Amazon EKS

Retrieving Amazon EKS-optimized Amazon Linux 2 AMI IDs

You can programmatically retrieve the Amazon Machine Image (AMI) ID for Amazon EKS-optimized AMIs by querying the AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store API. This parameter eliminates the need for you to manually look up Amazon EKS-optimized AMI IDs. For more information about the Systems Manager Parameter Store API, see GetParameter. Your user account must have the ssm:GetParameter IAM permission to retrieve the Amazon EKS-optimized AMI metadata.

Select the name of the tool that you want to retrieve the AMI ID with.

AWS CLI

You can retrieve the image ID of the latest recommended Amazon EKS-optimized Amazon Linux AMI with the following command by using the sub-parameter image_id. Replace 1.17 with a supported version and region-code with an Amazon EKS-supported Region for which you want the AMI ID. Replace amazon-linux-2 with amazon-linux-2-gpu to see the accelerated AMI ID.

aws ssm get-parameter --name /aws/service/eks/optimized-ami/1.17/amazon-linux-2/recommended/image_id --region region-code --query "Parameter.Value" --output text

Example output:

ami-abcd1234efgh5678i
AWS Management Console

You can query for the recommended Amazon EKS-optimized AMI ID using a URL. The URL opens the Amazon EC2 Systems Manager console with the value of the ID for the parameter. In the following URL, replace 1.17 with a supported version and region-code with an Amazon EKS-supported Region for which you want the AMI ID. Replace amazon-linux-2 with amazon-linux-2-gpu to see the accelerated AMI ID.

https://console.aws.amazon.com/systems-manager/parameters/%252Faws%252Fservice%252Feks%252Foptimized-ami%252F1.17%252Famazon-linux-2%252Frecommended%252Fimage_id/description?region=region-code