Release: Elastic Beanstalk launches Amazon Linux 2023 Tomcat platform on July 13, 2023 - AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Release: Elastic Beanstalk launches Amazon Linux 2023 Tomcat platform on July 13, 2023

Elastic Beanstalk releases a new Corretto 17 Tomcat platform branch based on Amazon Linux 2023 (AL2023).

Release date: July 13, 2023


Today we’re releasing another new Elastic Beanstalk platform based on Amazon Linux 2023. This release adds a new Tomcat platform branch that runs on AL2023. We're also working on releasing support for AL2023 to more platforms.

For more information, see Elastic Beanstalk Linux platforms in the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Developer Guide.

For more information about Amazon Linux 2023, see Comparing Amazon Linux 2 and Amazon Linux 2023 in the Amazon Linux 2023 User Guide.

The following table lists the changes included in this release.

  • These release notes focus on changes to currently supported platform branches. For full version information of Elastic Beanstalk retiring (deprecated) platform branches, see Elastic Beanstalk platform versions scheduled for retirement in the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Platforms guide.

  • Be aware that at the time these release notes are published, the new platform versions might not yet be available in all the AWS Regions that Elastic Beanstalk supports. It might take a few hours for the release to complete.

Category Description

Security updates

Applied all security updates published in the Amazon Linux Security Center on or before July 5, 2023 to all AL2023 platforms.

Platform-specific updates

Made these platform-specific updates:

Platform Update

AMI for Tomcat 10 on AL2023

Updated the base AMI to version 2023.1.20230705.


**New!** Introduced a new Tomcat platform branch, running on AL2023:

For more information about Corretto 17, see the Amazon Corretto website.

For more information about Tomcat, see the Apache Tomcat 10 documentation.


JDK 17 removed support of the Java -XX:MaxPermSize option. Usage of this option with this new platform branch will result in an error. For more information, see Removed Java Options on the Oracle Java documentation website.

Also see Configuring your Tomcat environment, JVM Container options, in the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Developer Guide.

New platform versions


The following tables list all supported platform branches for each platform. Only Amazon Linux 2023 platform branches are updated.

These platforms are updated:


Platform Version and Solution Stack Name




Application Server

Proxy Server

Corretto 17 with Tomcat 10 AL2023 version 5.0.0

64bit Amazon Linux 2023 v5.0.0 running Tomcat 10 Corretto 17




Tomcat 10.1.11

nginx 1.24.0 (default), Apache 2.4.56