AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Creates an Amazon EBS-backed AMI from an Amazon EBS-backed instance that is either running or stopped.

By default, when Amazon EC2 creates the new AMI, it reboots the instance so that it can take snapshots of the attached volumes while data is at rest, in order to ensure a consistent state. You can set the NoReboot parameter to true in the API request, or use the --no-reboot option in the CLI to prevent Amazon EC2 from shutting down and rebooting the instance.

If you choose to bypass the shutdown and reboot process by setting the NoReboot parameter to true in the API request, or by using the --no-reboot option in the CLI, we can't guarantee the file system integrity of the created image.

If you customized your instance with instance store volumes or Amazon EBS volumes in addition to the root device volume, the new AMI contains block device mapping information for those volumes. When you launch an instance from this new AMI, the instance automatically launches with those additional volumes.

For more information, see Create an Amazon EBS-backed Linux AMI in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.


This is an asynchronous operation using the standard naming convention for .NET 4.5 or higher. For .NET 3.5 the operation is implemented as a pair of methods using the standard naming convention of BeginCreateImage and EndCreateImage.

Namespace: Amazon.EC2
Assembly: AWSSDK.EC2.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual Task<CreateImageResponse> CreateImageAsync(
         CreateImageRequest request,
         CancellationToken cancellationToken


Type: Amazon.EC2.Model.CreateImageRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the CreateImage service method.

Type: System.Threading.CancellationToken

A cancellation token that can be used by other objects or threads to receive notice of cancellation.

Return Value

The response from the CreateImage service method, as returned by EC2.

Version Information

.NET Core App:
Supported in: 3.1

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 2.0

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5

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