Posted On: Jul 17, 2020

EC2 VM Import / Export (VMIE) now allows you to import virtual machine images with Red Hat Linux (RHEL) 8/8.1/8.2 and CentOS 8/8.1/8.2 for creating Amazon Machine Images (AMI). You can use the AMI to create Amazon EC2 instances.  

VMIE enables you to easily import virtual machine images from your existing environment to AWS and export them back to your on-premises environment. This offering allows you to leverage your existing investments in the virtual machines that you have built to meet your IT security, configuration management, and compliance requirements by converting your VM into an Amazon Machine Image, which you can use to run Amazon EC2 instances.  

EC2 VM Import/Export supports Windows, Amazon Linux, Red Hat Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, Debian, Oracle Linux, and Fedora operating systems. For more information on VMIE and supported operating system versions, see the VMIE documentation. VMIE is available at no additional charge. You pay the standard fees for the S3 buckets and EBS volumes used during the import and export processes, and for the EC2 instances that you run.