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How to find a Linux AMI using the Amazon EC2 console

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Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is a Linux image provided by AWSAmazon Web Services that is specially designed to provide a high execution environment, stability, and security for the applications running on Amazon EC2Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud instances.

Let’s discuss the steps to find the AMI ID using the Amazon EC2 console.


  • Step 1: Click on this link to open the Amazon official site and click on the “Sign in to the Console” button located at the top-right corner of the website.
Click on the "Sign in to the Console" button
  • Step 2: You'll be redirected to the sign-in page where you'll enter the credentials such as the account ID, username, and password. Once you've filled in the required information, press the “Sign in” button to proceed.
Add credentials and click the "Sign in" button
  • Step 3: When redirected to the dashboard, you'll notice the second dropdown at the top-right corner of the web page that indicates the user's region.
Open the list of regions
  • Step 4: Click on this dropdown and select your region. In this case, us-east-1 seems to be the appropriate choice.
Select your region
  • Step 5: Inside the “Build a solution” heading, select the “Launch a virtual machine” option.
Click on the "Launch a virtual machine" heading
  • Step 6: You'll be redirected to another page. Under the “Application and OS images” section, select the “Quick start” tab and choose the desired operating system. In this case, it would be “Amazon Linux.”
Click on the "Quick Start" tab and select the OS
  • Step 7: Once the operating system is selected, the AMI ID appears below in the same section.


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