All the instructions I find online start with an existing AMI, but I would like to create an AMI from scratch using HVM instead of PV.

Does anyone know the procedure for doing this?

  • Can you explain what PV is ?
    – Rico
    Feb 25 '14 at 20:20
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    Currently in the process of doing this. Did you ever figure it out? Jun 11 '14 at 20:18

The procedure is virtually identical, start with an HVM AMI, make your changes, use the CreateImage API call. If we refer to the Instance Type Matrix (http://aws.amazon.com/amazon-linux-ami/instance-type-matrix/), we can see HVM is the dominant virtualization style at this point in time for EC2.

  • OP explicitly asks how to create an AMI from scratch.
    – Dan Pritts
    Jul 20 '15 at 20:33

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