CentOS 6.4 (x86_64) - Release Media

This is the Official CentOS 6.4 x86_64 image that has been built with a minimal profile. The image contains just enough packages to run within AWS, bring up an SSH Server and allow users to login. Please note that this image is built against the release time package set for 6.4 ( this includes only the packages that were included in the DVD) and does not include any of the security updates released since then. Note: CentOS.org highly recommends using the CentOS 6 x86_64 with Updates product available in AWS Marketplace. Only user who fully understand the security implications of using this... See more

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CentOS rocks!

  • By TLC
  • on 10/05/2016

I have one instance that runs postfix mail server, LAMP stack, and when needed a RED5 streaming media server. All components are compatible and I don't think the server ever reboot on its own. There are security patches available, and the CentOS community does not deprecate or "discontinue" patches and bug fixes for older OS the way some of the other community OS do (did someone say Ubuntu?) . The most amazing part is its a micro instance and I've been running it this way for years. Totally awesome!

Amazon offers great and affordable start for small projects!

  • By Dominik Eurem
  • on 04/14/2015

I was about to put my skills to test in circumstances close to real. As far as that all I need was a real server with static IP, but I had no spare money to spend on such a thing as self-education. I had nothing better then noisy PC set up with dynamic DNS. But that was power draining, annoying and unstable solution.

Thanks to Amazon, now I have some free place to store and test my projects on and I'm really looking forward to continue after my free year will be over, as even small paid account is cheaper than common VPS rent prices. Amazon have plenty of tools, useful for both learning and small business and keeps growing.

Not working with Frankfurt Location!

  • By Fritz Welter
  • on 10/31/2014

Please, make it available to new Frankfurt Location! We moved from out snapshots from Ireland to Frankfurt but now we can not launch the instance due to location restrictions?!

Amazon is Amazing !!! Rented 5 servers for 6hrs only $1.48

  • By Mohammed Zackria Arshid Dawood Basha
  • on 07/14/2014

I wanted to play with high end servers for testing softwares and don't wanted to buy. Figured out amazon AWS is the best place to do that. This is one of the kind where you can buy services and rent hourly. It is affordable. Rented 5 servers for 6hrs only $1.48.

Fast and easy

  • By Diego Cubissimo Lopes
  • on 06/04/2014

It's very fast and easy. The SO is running without issues. I'll certainly recommend this product to each others.

EC2 Instance with CentOS

  • By Brennan Beyt
  • on 04/26/2014

This has been a great resource for integration and implementation of a content management system using Amazon Web Services and the Marketplace distributions of API's.

The technology is world class.


Great base install

  • By Kókai László
  • on 04/05/2014

This image contains only the bare minimum to start to configure your own system, as you wish. Within few minutes you can configure it as a web server or an application server or whatever you want.

Simple Basic CentOS Image

  • By Mark Sharma
  • on 04/02/2014

Minimal CentOS image, very easy for installing most things. All though I had to add what I required, this is exactly what you need for a minimal install.

Top of the Line Server!

  • By Uservadale Admin
  • on 03/23/2014

CentOS is based on Red Hat Linux and is practically the same save for a few logos. This AMI is the minimum distribution - which is my preferred method of installing CentOS. I'm currently using it on this instance to provide DNS, Email, and Website Services with Named, Postfix/Dovecot, and NginX respectively.
Also, don't forget the CentOS is OpenSource and absolutely free!!!

Excellent Product marred by a Marketplace Issue

  • By rpc
  • on 01/28/2014

There are no problems with this product in itself. We sought a verifiable CentOS with known contents from a known provider, ideally the maintainer directly, and this appears to be it.

However the product is marred by a problem with marketplace. This is a free product, offered through the marketplace, however marketplace is designed for "paid" products. Consequently the marketplace images -- including the free ones -- have digital rights management encoded in them.

The result is that EBS volumes from the product cannot be recovered and remounted without special help from marketplace technical support. This caused us significant problems in a recovery scenario. The marketplace staff were great, the end result was OK, but a process that should have taken 20 minutes took a full day, which is problematic.

We hope that AWS Marketplace will be upgraded to make the no-copy DRM optional for Marketplace providers so that no-charge images can be verified but remountable in a recovery scenario