Amazon Linux 2
Amazon Linux 2 is a Linux operating system from Amazon Web Services (AWS). It provides a security-focused, stable, and high-performance execution environment to develop and run cloud applications. Amazon Linux 2 is provided at no additional charge. AWS provides ongoing security and maintenance updates for Amazon Linux 2.
Amazon Linux 2 includes support for the latest Amazon EC2 instance capabilities and is tuned for enhanced performance. It includes packages that help ease integration with other AWS Services.
Enhanced developer productivity
Amazon Linux 2 is offered as a virtual machine and container image for on-premises development and testing. Developers can speed up their application development by building, testing, and integrating on the same Linux distribution that is used in their production environment.
Peace of mind with long term support
Amazon Linux 2 offers long-term support. Developers, IT administrators, and ISVs get the predictability and stability of a Long Term Support (LTS) release, but without compromising access to the latest versions of popular software packages.
Large Partner ecosystem
Amazon Linux 2 has a rapidly growing community of Technology Partners that includes Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). You can install and run many popular partner applications.
Amazon Linux 2 is provided at no additional charge. Standard Amazon EC2 and AWS charges apply for running Amazon EC2 instances and other services.
Explore AL2 features
Review key features including kernel live patching.
Get your questions answered
Learn what is special about AL2.
Expand your knowledge
Check out the AL2 documentation.