I have had a lot of people request me to make a public base CentOS 5.3 64-bit EC2 AMI in all the AWS Regions. I can understand some of you would like to fire up a base instance and then make modifications and snapshot them into your own custom AMI’s. So I finally found some time to build some and here they are! You can find them from the AWS EC2 Management Console under Public AMI’s or via command line methods.
Virginia – ami-b945acd0
California – ami-498cdd0c
Ireland – ami-993d17ed
Singapore – ami-45e29d17
Also a great resource for free Realtime AWS uptime data is Systems Watch
What if any are the obstacles with releasing a 5.5 64 bit CentOS AMI?
Thank you for your blogs. Very useful and informative.
How similar is this base public AMI to Amazon’s Linux AMI? Do you know if Linux AMI can be run (after unbundling and modification) on a local box for extensive configuration testing?
My Linux AMI might be a little old CentOS 5.3 versus 5.5 however I think they maybe comparable. As for local testing I haven’t tried doing that yet, only in the Amazon Cloud have I done testing. I use it in a large 80+ instance production environment without issues thus far.
Just a point of geographic reference. Ireland isn’t in the United Kingdom, it is (in) a state all of its own in Europe. 😉
Your posts are great, saved me a lot of time building custom AMI’s. Thanks!!!