Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Public openSUSE 12.2 Amazon EC2 AMIs

We're happy to announce that public openSUSE 12.2 AMIs are now available in all EC2 regions! These public AMIs make running openSUSE server instances in Amazon EC2 easy.

If you're launching instances programmatically, pick the appropriate AMI ID(s) from the table below:

Region Region ID Arch AMI ID
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) ap-northeast-1 i386 ami-5463dc55
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) ap-northeast-1 x86_64 ami-fa63dcfb
Asia Pacific (Singapore) ap-southeast-1 i386 ami-7eacec2c
Asia Pacific (Singapore) ap-southeast-1 x86_64 ami-30acec62
EU West (Ireland) eu-west-1 i386 ami-9b0000ef
EU West (Ireland) eu-west-1 x86_64 ami-d50101a1
S. America (Sao Paulo) sa-east-1 i386 ami-6c0ad371
S. America (Sao Paulo) sa-east-1 x86_64 ami-8c0ad391
US East (Virginia) us-east-1 i386 ami-5cfe4135
US East (Virginia) us-east-1 x86_64 ami-46f7482f
US West (N. California) us-west-1 i386 ami-23c2e566
US West (N. California) us-west-1 x86_64 ami-ebc2e5ae
US West (Oregon) us-west-2 i386 ami-c6ca43f6
US West (Oregon) us-west-2 x86_64 ami-62cd4452
List of openSUSE 12.2 AMI IDs. Click on the AMI ID link to launch.

If you're using Amazon's web console, simply launch a new instance and under the "Community AMIs" tab, search for "opensuse-12.2":

As always, the source Studio images are available in SUSE Gallery (32-bit, 64-bit). The scripts used to create and manage these AMIs are also open sourced at Github. Do check them out and let us know if you have any problems!


  1. I have a question.Does these instances have ext4 as root file system? or ext3?

  2. It's ext3, but you can of course create and attach additional EBS volumes to the instances, using the filesystem of your choice (eg. ext4, btrfs, etc).

  3. Are you charged for running SuSE with this images?
    I'm asking because when I created my LAMP server on 12.1 they charged me for using open SuSE as if I would be running SLES :(

    1. I set up one of these to run under the 1st year free tier and had no charges after a month of light usage.

  4. Please consider including a direct link to the instance type in your post next time. See e.g. the 'launch' button:

    1. Thanks for the suggestion - that's a great idea! We'll update this blog post accordingly.

    2. Great, looking forward to that :>

    3. Done! The AMI IDs are now links that bring up the Amazon web console with the corresponding region and AMI.

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  6. I created an instance of this in the Virginia region. For the first couple weeks I could log in via ssh with no issues. I tried to log in yesterday for the first time in a week or two. I get no response. I rebooted the instance and it is still inaccessible.

    Is anyone using these instances for long running services?


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