Launching and Using Instances

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud: 2009-04-04

This section describes how to launch instances and retrieve instance-specific data from within the instance. It also covers launching shared AMIs and security risks associated with running shared AMIs.

[Note] Note

If you create an instance in one region, you cannot launch it in another region without migrating it. For information on regions, see Region and Availability Zone Concepts. For information on migrating AMIs, refer to the ec2-migrate-bundle section in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Command Line Reference.