Change an Image or a Kernel - Amazon SageMaker

Change an Image or a Kernel


As of November 30, 2023, the previous Amazon SageMaker Studio experience is now named Amazon SageMaker Studio Classic. The following section is specific to using the Studio Classic application. For information about using the updated Studio experience, see Amazon SageMaker Studio.

With Amazon SageMaker Studio Classic notebooks, you can change the notebook's image or kernel from within the notebook.

The following screenshot shows the menu from a Studio Classic notebook. The current SageMaker kernel and image are displayed as Python 3 (Data Science), where Python 3 denotes the kernel and Data Science denotes the SageMaker image that contains the kernel. The color of the circle to the right indicates the kernel is idle or busy. The kernel is busy when the center and the edge of the circle are the same color.

To change a notebook's image or kernel
  1. Choose the image/kernel name in the notebook menu.

  2. From the Set up notebook environment pop up window, select the Image or Kernel dropdown menu.

  3. From the dropdown menu, choose one of the images or kernels that are listed.

  4. After choosing an image or kernel, choose Select.

  5. Wait for the kernel's status to show as idle, which indicates the kernel has started.

For a list of available SageMaker images and kernels, see Amazon SageMaker images available for use with Studio Classic.