Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - Lucid Lynx available in all EC2 Regions

I'm a bit late to the party. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) was released almost a week ago at this point. Multitudes of others have blogged, reviewed, used, etcetera.

That said, I wanted to announce it here, and point out a few things. To get a list of AMI ids for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server, look at either:

Now, some miscellaneous items I wanted to mention:
  • 10.04 LTS was released on EC2 in all 4 regions (us-east-1, us-west-1, eu-west-1, and the new ap-southeast-1) at the same time as all other Ubuntu releases. The 10.04 LTS images were available on the ap-southeast-1 region less than 24 hours after it was officially announced.
  • The published EC2 images do not have a ramdisk associated with them. This is by design. The kernel has enough smarts built in to find the root filesystem and boot the system. The end result is that we only have to update and manage 2 pieces instead of 3, and the instances should boot faster.
  • In addition to 10.04 images, we also populated the ap-southeast-1 region with the latest released versions of 8.04 and 9.10 images.

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