Posted On: Aug 19, 2021

EC2 VM Import/Export now supports migration of virtual machines that use Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot. UEFI is a modern firmware that initializes your operating system. You can now use EC2 VM Import/Export APIs to bring your UEFI based virtual machines directly to AWS EC2 without converting to legacy BIOS.

UEFI boot is supported on the majority of Intel and AMD based EC2 instance types built on the AWS Nitro System. VM Import/Export support for UEFI boot is available in all AWS commercial regions. For more information on migrating UEFI based virtual machines, refer to the VM Import/Export documentation.