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Custom AWS AMIs Dependency Tree

As awesome as those AMIs from AWS Marketplace are, it’s often not possible to use most of them AS-IS at various organisations due to policies that enforce: Mandated operating system with specific distro and version Blacklisted operating system packages for security reasons Whitelisted versions of various tech stacks, tools, libraries, etc I’ve never found a marketplace AMI that fulfils all of the above requirements without some further provisioning, which can sometimes defeat the purpose of using an AMI in the first place.…

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