Posted On: Jan 20, 2023

Starting today, Amazon EC2 Launch Templates support AWS Systems Manager parameters for Amazon Machine Images (AMIs). This simplifies automation and reduces misconfiguration likelihood by eliminating the need to create a new launch template version for every AMI update.  

This capability is available today for EC2 instances launched via launch templates and single instance type Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling groups. This feature is available in all commercial AWS Regions, AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, and China (Beijing, operated by Sinnet), and China (Ningxia, operated by NWCD).

To learn more, visit the AWS EC2 Launch Template documentation.