[CentOS-announce] CentOS-6 images for Amazon Web Services are now Released

Wed Nov 21 13:44:14 UTC 2012
Karanbir Singh <kbsingh at centos.org>

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Official
CentOS-6 images on Amazon's EC2 Cloud. Release Notes are available at

There are a few getting started guides in the CentOS wiki, linked from
the AWS Release Notes page.

The CentOS Market Place page can be found at :


CentOS-6 x86_64 with updates :
CentOS-6 i386 with updates :
CentOS-6.3 x86_64 without updates :
CentOS-6.3 i386 without updates :


* CentOS AWS Images are released as AMI's that use the grub bootloader,
and therefore retain the ability to run and update the standard CentOS

* These images are available across all regions and all availability
zones supported by AWS.

* The images have no extra charges to use.

* t1.micro instance of these images are suitable for the free usage tier
at AWS.

* Only a minimal package set is included in the images to keep size down
and allow maximum flexibility in deployment roles.

*IMPORTANT* The images are released with two sets of release tags.
Images tagged as -6- are updated, most current images that we recommend
everyone use. The other set of images are tagged as -6.3- and represent
package sets at 6.3 release time. More details about this can be found
on the Release Notes page at http://wiki.centos.org/Cloud/AWS


About the CentOS Cloud SIG

We are a group of people looking to address issues and help people with
CentOS adoption in the cloud. Both as a cloud platform and as consumer
images. A small but growing group, we hang out on the CentOS Virt list (
http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos-virt ) and on the
#centos-virt irc channel. Everyone with an interest in CentOS,
Virtualisation,  Cloud and related technologies is welcome to join in.

These AWS images are developed, curated and released as a part of the
CentOS Cloud SIG efforts.


I'd like to thank everyone who helped with this release including the
guys at AWS Marketplace. Tru Huynh for all the work helping with the
image builds, the automation, testing and release work. Aaron Dunlop for
testing and writing the Amazon CLI page in the wiki, JP Mens for his
testing work and his Ansible page contribution in the wiki. Fabian
Arrotin, James B. Byrne, Matthew Li, Steve Jones and Rajen V  for their
help with testing and feedback.


Karanbir Singh, The CentOS Project
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