Amazon Machine Images

This page was generated from content adapted from the AWS Developer Guide

Find a Linux AMI

  • Important Omitting the --owners flag from the describe-images command returns all images for which you have launch permissions, regardless of ownership.

  • Note Running instances are not affected when you change the AMI ID pointed to by the Systems Manager parameter.

  • Important Amazon DevPay is no longer accepting new sellers or products. AWS Marketplace is now the single, unified e-commerce platform for selling software and services through AWS. For information about how to deploy and sell software from AWS Marketplace, see Selling in AWS Marketplace. AWS Marketplace supports AMIs backed by Amazon EBS.

  • Important You can't use a support product with Reserved Instances. You always pay the price that's specified by the seller of the support product.

Use encryption with EBS-backed AMIs

  • Note Enabling encryption by default has the same effect as setting the Encrypted parameter to true for all snapshots in the AMI.

  • Note You can also copy an image with multiple snapshots and configure the encryption state of each individually.

Amazon Linux

  • Important Your instance must have access to the internet in order to access the repository.

  • Important If you lock to a version of the repositories that is not the latest, you do not receive further updates. To receive a continuous flow of updates, you must use the latest AMI, or consistently update your AMI with the repositories pointed to latest.

  • Note This command does not remove packages that were installed as dependencies of the extra.

  • Important This command is intended for advanced users. Improper usage of this command could cause package compatibility conflicts.

User provided kernels

  • Note We continue to provide hd00 AKIs for backward compatibility in Regions where they were previously available.

Configure the MATE desktop connection

  • Important xrdp is the remote desktop software bundled in the AMI. By default, xrdp uses a self-signed TLS certificate to encrypt remote desktop sessions. Neither AWS nor the xrdp maintainers recommend using self-signed certificates in production. Instead, obtain a certificate from an appropriate certificate authority (CA) and install it on your instances. For more information about TLS configuration, see TLS security layer on the xrdp wiki.

  • Note This command generates a certificate that is valid for 365 days.

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