Where to find EC2 Image Builder managed images?

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During an image recipe creation I have the option to select image versions which are more recent than what is available in the Marketplace search. In the UI these images are referred to as "Image Builder managed images" or "Amazon curated images".

How can I find these images directly in the Marketplace or the AMI ids?

Looking at the EventBridge event, I can see this ARN, but not sure how to find it in the Marketplace.

"parentImage": "arn:aws:imagebuilder:us-east-2:aws:image/ubuntu-server-22-lts-arm64/2024.1.26",

As an example, here I can see Ubuntu images from 2024 updates:

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Both in the Marketplace, and via the quick start images EC2 console, I only have options for 2023 images.

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The easiest way to find Image Builder managed images is directly through the EC2 Image Builder Console. AWS often publishes identifiers for official images to the AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store. You can query the Parameter Store to find the latest image identifiers. or example, to find the latest Amazon Linux 2 image, you would use:

aws ssm get-parameters --names /aws/service/ami-amazon-linux-latest/amzn2-ami-hvm-x86_64-gp2

You would need to adjust the parameter name for the specific image you are looking for.

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answered 2 months ago
  • In Parameter Store I tried searching for "2024" under the "Canonical" service, but there are no results.

  • I was able to find the latest Ubuntu image using aws ssm get-parameters --region us-east-2 --names /aws/service/canonical/ubuntu/server/22.04/stable/current/arm64/hvm/ebs-gp2/ami-id following the Canonical docs.

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