AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 4.5
Container for the parameters to the RegisterImage operation. Registers an AMI. When you're creating an AMI, this is the final step you must complete before you can launch an instance from the AMI. For more information about creating AMIs, see Creating Your Own AMIs in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

For Amazon EBS-backed instances, CreateImage creates and registers the AMI in a single request, so you don't have to register the AMI yourself.

You can also use RegisterImage to create an Amazon EBS-backed Linux AMI from a snapshot of a root device volume. For more information, see Launching an Instance from a Snapshot in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

Some Linux distributions, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), use the EC2 billingProduct code associated with an AMI to verify subscription status for package updates. Creating an AMI from an EBS snapshot does not maintain this billing code, and subsequent instances launched from such an AMI will not be able to connect to package update infrastructure.

Similarly, although you can create a Windows AMI from a snapshot, you can't successfully launch an instance from the AMI.

To create Windows AMIs or to create AMIs for Linux operating systems that must retain AMI billing codes to work properly, see CreateImage.

If needed, you can deregister an AMI at any time. Any modifications you make to an AMI backed by an instance store volume invalidates its registration. If you make changes to an image, deregister the previous image and register the new image.

You can't register an image where a secondary (non-root) snapshot has AWS Marketplace product codes.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace: Amazon.EC2.Model
Assembly: AWSSDK.dll
Version: (assembly version)


public class RegisterImageRequest : AmazonEC2Request

The RegisterImageRequest type exposes the following members


Public Method RegisterImageRequest() Empty constructor used to set properties independently even when a simple constructor is available
Public Method RegisterImageRequest(string) Instantiates RegisterImageRequest with the parameterized properties


Public Property Architecture Amazon.EC2.ArchitectureValues Gets and sets the property Architecture.

The architecture of the AMI.

Default: For Amazon EBS-backed AMIs, i386. For instance store-backed AMIs, the architecture specified in the manifest file.

Public Property BlockDeviceMappings System.Collections.Generic.List<Amazon.EC2.Model.BlockDeviceMapping> Gets and sets the property BlockDeviceMappings.

One or more block device mapping entries.

Public Property Description System.String Gets and sets the property Description.

A description for your AMI.

Public Property ImageLocation System.String Gets and sets the property ImageLocation.

The full path to your AMI manifest in Amazon S3 storage.

Public Property KernelId System.String Gets and sets the property KernelId.

The ID of the kernel.

Public Property Name System.String Gets and sets the property Name.

A name for your AMI.

Constraints: 3-128 alphanumeric characters, parentheses (()), square brackets ([]), spaces ( ), periods (.), slashes (/), dashes (-), single quotes ('), at-signs (@), or underscores(_)

Public Property RamdiskId System.String Gets and sets the property RamdiskId.

The ID of the RAM disk.

Public Property RootDeviceName System.String Gets and sets the property RootDeviceName.

The name of the root device (for example, /dev/sda1, or /dev/xvda).

Public Property SriovNetSupport System.String Gets and sets the property SriovNetSupport.

Set to simple to enable enhanced networking for the AMI and any instances that you launch from the AMI.

There is no way to disable enhanced networking at this time.

This option is supported only for HVM AMIs. Specifying this option with a PV AMI can make instances launched from the AMI unreachable.

Public Property VirtualizationType System.String Gets and sets the property VirtualizationType.

The type of virtualization.

Default: paravirtual

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

.NET for Windows Store apps:
Supported in: Windows 8.1, Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone:
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8