Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager
Administration Guide

Step 1: Launch a Packaging Instance

Amazon WAM provides the Amazon WAM Studio to use when launching a packaging instance.

To launch a packaging instance

Follow the steps in the Launching Your Instance from an AMI in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Windows Instances. The following are specific settings to use when launching a packaging instance:

  1. Open the Amazon EC2 console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose AMIs.

  3. In the first filter, choose Private images.

  4. Select the Amazon WAM Studio AMI and choose Launch.

    This AMI is shared with your account within several minutes after you select a subscription plan.

  5. For the instance type, we recommend that you select an m3.xlarge instance type or larger for best performance.

  6. On the Configure Instance Details page, do the following:

    • For Network, select your VPC.

    • For Subnet, select the public subnet in your VPC.

    • For Auto-assign Public IP, select Enable.

    • For IAM role, select your AmazonWamAppPackaging role.

  7. (Optional) On the Add Tags page, choose click to add a Name tag and provide a name for this instance (for example, WAM packaging instance).

  8. On the Configure Security Group page, select your security group.

  9. Choose Launch.

  10. After the launch succeeds, the packaging instance is ready for you to create a package. For more information, see Step 2: Create an Application Package.