Registers an AMI with Amazon EC2. Images must be registered before they can be launched. To launch instances, use the
Each AMI is associated with an unique ID which is provided by the Amazon EC2 service through the
RegisterImage operation. During registration, Amazon EC2 retrieves the specified image manifest from Amazon S3 and verifies that the image is owned by the user registering the image.
The image manifest is retrieved once and stored within the Amazon EC2. Any modifications to an image in Amazon S3 invalidates this registration. If you make changes to an image, deregister the previous image and register the new image. To deregister an image, use the
Full path to your AMI manifest in Amazon S3 storage.
The command returns a table that contains the following information:
Unique ID of the newly registered machine image
Amazon EC2 displays errors on stderr.
This example registers the AMI specified in the
image.manifest.xml manifest file.