Posted On: Mar 9, 2022

Amazon EC2 now adds a new property called ‘lastLaunchedTime’ for owners of Amazon Machine Images (AMIs). This property helps AMI owners view the timestamp of the last time the AMI was used for an EC2 instance launch. It allows AMI owners to understand the usage of their AMIs, especially publicly-shared AMIs, and to make informed decisions about deprecating or deregistering their AMIs.

Owners of AMIs can use the DescribeImageAttribute API to view the new AMI property. This capability is available through the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI)AWS SDKs or the AWS Console in all AWS Regions except the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions and AWS China Regions. To learn more about this feature, please refer to the documentation here.