Creating a Custom Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

30 minutes
  • 4 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

For this lab, you have been tasked to create a custom httpd AMI for a development team. Upon completion of this lab, you will be able to create a new AMI and launch new instances using it.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Launch a New EC2 Instance

Launch a new Amazon Linux 2 instance with an instance type of T3.micro.

Install httpd and Custom Message

Install httpd on the new instance, and add the message "A guru was here" to /var/www/html/index.html. In addition, enable the httpd service to start at boot.

Create a New AMI

Create a new AMI from the customized instance, and name the AMI Guru web.

Launch a New Instance Using the Custom AMI

Launch a new instance using the custom AMI you just created. Verify that httpd is running and that you see the custom message when you run curl -s localhost.

Additional Resources

Hello, Gurus. In this scenario, the web development team has asked you to creat them a new custom AMI. They started a stock Amazon Linux 2 instance in their AWS environment and would like you to use that as a base for the custom AMI. The team has requested that httpd should be installed and a custom message of "A guru was here" be placed in /var/www/html/index.html.

Good luck and have fun, Gurus.

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