This table shows which flavors of the Amazon Linux AMI are recommended on each Amazon EC2 instance type.

Instance Type PV
EBS-Backed
64-bit
PV
EBS-Backed
32-bit
PV
Instance Store
64-bit
PV
Instance Store
32-bit
HVM
EBS-Backed
64-bit
HVM
Instance Store
64-bit
HVM (GPU)
EBS-Backed
64-bit
HVM (G2)
EBS-Backed
64-bit
m3.medium        
m3.large        
m3.xlarge        
m3.2xlarge        
m1.small        
m1.medium        
m1.large            
m1.xlarge            
c3.large        
c3.xlarge        
c3.2xlarge        
c3.4xlarge        
c3.8xlarge        
c1.medium        
c1.xlarge            
cc2.8xlarge            
g2.2xlarge              
cg1.4xlarge              
m2.xlarge            
m2.2xlarge            
m2.4xlarge            
cr1.8xlarge              
hi1.4xlarge        
hs1.8xlarge        
i2.xlarge            
i2.2xlarge            
i2.4xlarge            
i2.8xlarge            
r3.large            
r3.xlarge            
r3.2xlarge            
r3.4xlarge            
r3.8xlarge            
t1.micro