Posted On: Dec 21, 2020

AWS Snow Family now supports the Amazon Linux 2 operating system, enabling you to run your Amazon Linux 2-based workloads at the edge on AWS Snowcone, AWS Snowball Edge Compute Optimized, and AWS Snowball Edge Storage Optimized devices. Amazon Linux 2 provides a secure, stable, and high performance execution environment to develop and run cloud and enterprise applications. With Amazon Linux 2 , you get an application environment that offers long term support with access to the latest innovations in the Linux ecosystem. Amazon Linux 2 is provided at no additional charge.

To add Amazon Linux 2 to your device, create an instance from the Amazon Linux 2 AMI for AWS Snow Family product in the AWS Marketplace. Once the instance is launched, add any applications or data you want on your instance and then save it as an AMI. You will then be able to select that AMI when creating a job for a Snow device. Alternatively, if your Snow device is already onsite, you can import AMIs to your device directly.

Support for Amazon Linux 2 is available in all AWS Regions where AWS Snowcone and AWS Snowball are available. To learn more, visit the AWS Snow Family documentation and AWS Snow Family product page.

Log into the AWS Snow Family console to get started.