Add an AWS AMI
AMIs are used to create EC2 instances via a disk snapshot, which can be shared to AWS accounts. An AMI must already exist in an AWS account before it can be shared in Kion. Once an AMI is shared with an AWS account, users of the AWS account will be able to launch an EC2 based on the AMI.
To add an AWS AMI:
- Navigate to Cloud Management > AWS AMIs.
- Click Add New.
- Enter a name to identify the AWS AMI throughout the application. This field must be unique among AWS AMIs.
- Enable Sync Tags to duplicate all tags on the source AMI across all accounts where the AMI is shared, providing accurate tagging from the source without duplicating effort. This will override any tags set in the AMI locally.
- (Optional) Enter a description for the AMI.
- Select the account where the AMI is located.
- Select the region where the AMI exists. AMIs cannot be shared across regions.
- Select the AMI you want to share. The list automatically populates based on the account and region values.
- Select at least one user or user group to have ownership of the AMI.
- (Optional) Set a date to automatically stop sharing the AMI. If this option is enabled, you can also choose if you want email, in-app, or badge notifications when sharing is about to expire or has expired.
- Click Manage AMI.