Creating an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) in AWS involves the following steps:
Launch an EC2 instance: First, you need to launch an EC2 instance using the AWS Management Console, command line interface, or SDK. This instance will be the source for your AMI.
Configure the instance: Once your instance is launched, you can configure it as per your requirements. This can include installing software, configuring settings, and adding data.
Create an image of the instance: Once your instance is configured, you can create an image of it. This can be done using the AWS Management Console, command line interface, or SDK. When creating the image, you will be prompted to provide a name and description for the image.
Verify the image: After creating the image, you can verify that it was created successfully by searching for it in the EC2 console.
Share the image: You can share the image with other AWS accounts, if desired. This can be done by modifying the image’s permissions.
De-registering the image: If you no longer need the image, you can de-register it to save space and avoid incurring any additional charges.
Note that when creating an AMI, it is a best practice to only include the necessary data and software on the instance, and to remove any sensitive data before creating the image. Also, it’s important to note that creating an AMI of an instance will create a snapshot of the root volume of the instance, while additional volumes won’t be included unless they are added to the image.