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AMS AMI notifications with SNS

AMS provides an AMI notification service. This service allows you to subscribe to an AWS Simple Notification Service (SNS) topic that notifies you when AMS AMI updates have been released. You can choose to receive notifications for only the AMS AMIs you use, or you can sign up to receive update notifications for all AMS AMIs. For more information on SNS topics, see What is Amazon Simple Notification Service?

Whenever AMIs are released, we send notifications to the subscribers of the corresponding topic; this section describes how to subscribe to the AMS AMI notifications.

Possible AMS AMI topics to subscribe to:

  • ALL: Use customer-ams-all-amis. This topic subscription notifies you when any of the AMS AMIs are updated.

  • AMS AWS Linux AMIs: Use customer-ams-amazon1 (Amazon Linux) or customer-ams-amazon2 (Amazon Linux 2).

  • AMS AWS RedHat AMIs: Use customer-ams-rhel6, customer-ams-rhel6-security-enhanced, customer-ams-rhel7, customer-ams-rhel7-security-enhanced.

  • AMS AWS CentOs AMIs: Use customer-ams-centos7, customer-ams-centos7-security-enhanced.

  • AMS AWS Windows AMIs: Use customer-ams-windows2012r2, customer-ams-windows2012r2-security-enhanced, customer-ams-windows2016, customer-ams-windows2016-security-enhanced.

To subscribe to AMS new AMI notifications by using the Amazon SNS console:

  1. Open the Amazon SNS console to the Dashboard.

  2. In the upper-right corner, change to the AWS Region for the AMIs that you are subscribing to.

  3. In the left-navigation pane, choose Subscriptions, and then choose Create subscription.

  4. Provide the following information:

    1. Topic ARN: arn:aws:sns:{REGION}:287847593866:{AMS_AMI_NAME} where REGION is the selected AWS Region (where the SNS notification was created) and AMS_AMI_NAME is the AMI that you want notifications about. Examples:

      • To subscribe to notifications of new AMS Amazon Linux AMIs in AWS Region us-east-1, use this Topic ARN = arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:287847593866:customer-ams-amazon1.

      • To subscribe to notifications of new AMS Window Server 2016 AMIs in AWS Region us-west-2, use this Topic ARN = arn:aws:sns:us-west-2:287847593866:customer-ams-windows2016

    2. For Protocol, choose Email.

    3. For Endpoint, enter an email address that you can use to receive the notifications. We recommend a distribution list rather than an individual's email.

  5. Choose Create subscription.

  6. When you receive a confirmation email with the subject line "AWS Notification - Subscription Confirmation," open the email and choose Confirm subscription to complete your subscription.

To unsubscribe from AMS new AMI notifications by using the AWS SNS console:

  1. Open the Amazon SNS console to the Dashboard.

  2. In the navigation bar, change to the AWS Region of your choice. You must use the AWS Region in which you want to receive notifications for the corresponding AMIs.

  3. In the navigation pane, choose Subscriptions, select the subscription, and then choose Actions -> Delete subscriptions.

  4. When prompted for confirmation, choose Delete.

To subscribe to AMS New AMI notifications using the Deployment | Ingestion | Stack from CloudFormation Template | Create (ct-36cn2avfrrj9v):

  1. To subscribe to the AmazonLinuxSubscription, create and save an execution parameters JSON file; this example names it CreateSubscribeAmiParams.json:

    { "AWSTemplateFormatVersion": "2010-09-09", "Resources": { "AmazonLinuxSubscription":{ "Type" : "AWS::SNS::Subscription", "Properties": { "TopicArn": "arn:aws:sns:{REGION}:287847593866:{AMS_AMI_NAME}", "Protocol": "email", "Endpoint": "" } } } }
  2. Create and save the RFC parameters JSON file with the following content; this example names it CreateSubscribeAmiRfc.json file:

    { "ChangeTypeId": "ct-36cn2avfrrj9v", "ChangeTypeVersion": "1.0", "Title": "cfn-ingest-subscribe-ami" }
  3. Create the RFC, specifying the CreateSubscribeAmiRfc file and the CreateSubscribeAmiParams file:

    aws amscm create-rfc --cli-input-json file://CreateSubscribeAmiRfc.json --execution-parameters file://CreateSubscribeAmiParams.json

    You receive the ID of the new RFC in the response and can use it to submit and monitor the RFC. Until you submit it, the RFC remains in the editing state and does not start.

For information on consuming AMIs programmatically, see EC2 stack: creating.