Launched in September 2010, the Amazon Linux AMI has helped numerous customers build Linux-based applications on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). In order to bring them even more security, stability, and productivity, we introduced Amazon Linux 2 in 2017. Adding many modern features, Amazon Linux 2 is backed by long-term support, and we strongly encourage you to use it for your new applications.
As stated in the FAQ, we documented that the last version of the Amazon Linux AMI (2018.03) would be end-of-life on June 30, 2020. Based on customer feedback, we are extending the end-of-life date, and we’re also announcing a maintenance support period.
End-of-life Extension The end-of-life for Amazon Linux AMI is now extended to December 31, 2020: until then, we will continue to provide security updates and refreshed versions of packages as needed.
Maintenance SupportBeyond December 31, 2020, the Amazon Linux AMI will enter a new maintenance
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