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Amazon Linux 2 4 years and 5 months ago
(26 Jun 2018)
Ends in 1 year and 6 months
(30 Jun 2024)
(17 Nov 2022)
Amazon Linux AMI 12 years ago
(14 Sep 2010)
Ended 1 year and 11 months ago
(31 Dec 2020)

Amazon Linux is a Linux server operating system from Amazon Web Services (AWS) available as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for use on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). It is also available as a Docker container image and as a virtual machine image for use on Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), Oracle VM VirtualBox, Microsoft Hyper-V, and VMware ESXi.

The original Amazon Linux AMI is now in a maintenance support phase with a limited set of packages still being supported. The Amazon Linux AMI FAQ has a few more details.

Amazon Linux 2 will provide security updates and bug fixes for all packages in core until June 30, 2023. User-space Application Binary Interface (ABI) compatibility is guaranteed for specific packages.

Amazon Linux 2022

AWS announced Amazon Linux 2022 as a successor to Amazon Linux 2, which uses Fedora as the upstream and is currently in preview. Starting with AL2022, a new major version of Amazon Linux releases every two years, includes minor quarterly releases, and comes with five years of long-term support. Every major version release will be supported under active development for 2 years, followed by a maintenance phase of 3 years.

Security Notifications

Amazon Provides security advisories for all versions on the Amazon Linux Security Center.

More information is available on the Amazon Linux website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
cat /etc/system-release

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub :octocat: . This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

A JSON version of this page is available at /api/amazon-linux.json. See the API Documentation for more.

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