Posted On: Jan 8, 2019

AWS OpsWorks Stacks now supports Amazon Linux 2 and Ubuntu 18.04 for Chef 12 stacks and Amazon Linux 2018.03 for both Chef 11 and Chef 12 stacks. Previously, the latest supported versions of Amazon Linux and Ubuntu were Amazon Linux 2017.09 and Ubuntu 16.04, which required customized AMIs or Chef recipes in order to take advantage of the stability and security of Amazon Linux 2 and Ubuntu 18.04. Now, you can select Amazon Linux 2, Ubuntu 18.04, or Amazon Linux 2018.03 as the default operating system for instances created in your stack with a few clicks. Amazon Linux 2 will offer extended availability of software updates for the core operating system through 5 years of long-term support.

AWS OpsWorks Stacks helps you manage applications and servers on AWS and on-premises. With OpsWorks Stacks, you can model your application as a stack that contains different layers, such as load balancing, database, and application server. You can deploy and configure Amazon EC2 instances in each layer or connect other resources such as Amazon RDS databases. OpsWorks Stacks lets you set automatic scaling for your servers based on preset schedules or in response to changing traffic levels. OpsWorks Stacks uses lifecycle hooks to orchestrate changes as your environment scales.

AWS OpsWorks Stacks is available in Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), EU (Paris), South America (São Paulo), US East (Northern Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Northern California), and US West (Oregon).

To learn more about AWS OpsWorks Stacks, see the Product Page.