AMS Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) - AMS Advanced User Guide

AMS Amazon Machine Images (AMIs)

AMS produces updated Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) every month for a variety of operating systems. The AMS AMIs are based on updated Amazon Machine Images that are modified for AMS.

To receive alerts when new AMS AMIs are released, you can subscribe to an Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) notification topic called "AMS AMI". For details, see AMS AMI notifications with SNS.

The AMS AMI naming convention is: customer-ams-<operating system>-<release date> - <version>. (for example, customer-ams-rhel6-2018.11-3)

Only use AMS AMIs that start with customer.

AMS recommends always using the most recent AMI. You can find the most recent AMIs by either:

  • Looking in the AMS console, on the AMIs page.

  • Viewing the latest AMS AMI CSV file, available from your CSDM or through the AMS Release Notes.

  • Running this AMS SKMS command (AMS SKMS SDK required):

    aws amsskms list-amis --vpc-id VPC_ID --query "Amis.sort_by(@,&Name)[? starts_with(Name,'customer')].[Name,AmiId,CreationTime]" --output table

AMS AMI content added to base AWS AMIs, by operating system (OS)

Linux-based AMIs:

  • Amazon Linux 2 (Latest Minor Release)

  • Amazon Linux (Latest 2018.03 Release)

  • Red Hat Enterprise 7 (Latest Minor Release)

  • Red Hat Enterprise 8 (Latest Minor Release)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1

  • CentOS 7 (Latest Minor Release)

Note

To use the CentOS AMIs, you must opt in to the no cost Cent OS license from the AWS Marketplace. To do this, go to AWS Marketplace and follow the instructions for opting in.

  • Amazon Linux: For product overview, pricing information, usage information, and support information, see Amazon Linux AMI (HVM / 64-bit) and Amazon Linux 2.

    For more information, see Amazon Linux 2 FAQs.

  • RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL): For product overview, pricing information, usage information, and support information, see Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 (HVM).

  • CentOS: To use the CentOS AMIs, you must opt in to the no cost Cent OS license from the AWS Marketplace. To do this, go to AWS Marketplace and follow the instructions for opting, or re-opting, in. You do not incur software charges for using this product, but you are responsible for other AWS charges, including EC2 usage.

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP applications 15:

    • Run the following steps once per account:

      1. Navigate to the AWS Marketplace.

      2. Search for the respective SUSE 15 SAP product. We currently support:

        • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15

        • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP1

      3. Click Continue to subscribe.

      4. Click Accept terms.

  • Complete the following steps every time you need to launch a new SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 instance:

    1. Note the AMI ID for the subscribed SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 AMI.

    2. Create a manual (Management | Other | Other | Create) RFC with the following wording; replace AMI ID with the AWS Marketplace AMI ID you have subscribed to.

Windows-based AMIs:

Microsoft Windows Server (2012, 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019), based on latest Windows AMIs, (for example: Windows_Server-2012-R2_RTM-English-64Bit-Base-*).

Additional information: For product overview, pricing, usage, and support, see Microsoft Windows Server 2012 RTM.

For examples of creating AMIs, see Create AMI.

For details on the latest AMS AMIs, see the AMS Release Notes, Latest AMIs section.