Updating your Amazon Linux 2 AMIs on Snow Family devices - AWS Snowball Edge Developer Guide

Updating your Amazon Linux 2 AMIs on Snow Family devices

As a best-practice for security, keep your Amazon Linux 2 AMIs up-to-date on Snow Family devices. Regularly check the Amazon Linux 2 AMI (HVM), SSD Volume Type (64-bit x86) in the AWS Marketplace for updates. When you identify the need to update your AMI, import the latest Amazon Linux 2 image to the Snow device. See Importing an Image into Your Device as an Amazon EC2-compatible AMI.

You can also get the latest Amazon Linux 2 image ID using the ssm get-parameters command in the AWS CLI.

aws ssm get-parameters --names /aws/service/ami-amazon-linux-latest/amzn2-ami-hvm-x86_64-gp2 --query 'Parameters[0].[Value]' --region your-region

The command returns the latest image ID of the AMI. For example:

ami-0ccb473bada910e74