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Creating an EBS-Backed Linux AMI
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Lab description

You will learn how to create custom Amazon Machine Images (AMI) starting from a customized EC2 instance.


June 1st, 2022 - Updated the instructions and screenshots to reflect the latest UI

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About the author
Antonio Angelino
Senior DevOps Engineer

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.

Covered topics
Lab steps
Logging In to the Amazon Web Services Console
Connecting to the Virtual Machine using EC2 Instance Connect
Creating an Amazon Machine Image Using an EBS-Backed Instance
Creating an EC2 Instance from a Custom Amazon Machine Image