Create an EBS-Backed Linux AMI

Lab Steps

Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console
Create a basic webserver instance
Create an AMI starting from an EBS-backed instance
Make an AMI public
Validate AWS Lab

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Time Limit30m


Learn to create a customized OS image through an Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

An Amazon Machine Image (AMI) provides the information required to launch an EC2 instance. You can customize an EC2 instance and then save the configuration as a custom AMI for your private or public use. Every EC2 instance launched selecting the customized AMI will contain any software or file that you've previously added.

During this Lab, you will setup a webserver EC2 instance starting from a Linux AMI, and then generate a new AMI.



January 10th, 2019 - Added a validation Lab Step to check the work you perform in the Lab

September 17th, 2018 - Updated instructions and images to improve laboratory experience

About the Author

Antonio is an IT Manager and a software and infrastructure Engineer with 15 years of experience in designing, implementing and deploying complex webapps.

He has a deep knowledge of the IEEE Software and Systems Engineering Standards and of several programming languages (Python, PHP, Java, Scala, JS).

Antonio has also been using and designing cloud infrastructures for five years, using both public and private cloud services (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Azure, Openstack and Vmware vSphere).

During his past working experiences, he designed and managed large web clusters, also developing a service orchestrator for providing automatic scaling, self-healing and a Disaster Recovery Strategy.

Antonio is currently the Labs Product Manager and a Senior DevOps Engineer at Cloud Academy; his main goal is providing the best learn-by-doing experience possible taking care of the Cloud Academy Labs platform.