Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid was released on Amazon EC2 right on schedule today along with the rest of the normal Ubuntu image download channels.
Congrats to all the Ubuntu folks who were involved in putting this together! Though I’ve enjoyed contributing to the cause over the years, I’m happy to say that I had very little involvement with this release on EC2, leaving me more time to focus on my startup and family. Though many individuals are involved, I’d like to acknowledge the hard work of Scott Moser who has taken the point for publishing official Ubuntu EC2 images these last couple releases.
This is also the first Ubuntu release on EC2 that includes officially supported EBS boot AMIs, taking yet another task off my plate and providing a trusted source for this useful image type.
I’ve listed all of the current Ubuntu and Debian AMI ids in the table at the top of Alestic.com. Simply click on the EC2 region where you want to run your instances to find the AMI ids.
If you’re running an older release of Ubuntu on EC2, see my recommended upgrade paths.