An Amazon Machine Image (AMI) defines the programs and settings that will be applied when you launch an EC2 instance. Once you have finished configuring the data, services, and applications on your ArcGIS Server instance, you can save your work as a custom AMI stored in Amazon EC2. You can scale out your site by using this custom AMI to launch additional instances.
To create an AMI from an instance, follow the following steps below.
- Go to your EC2 console https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/
- On the left panel select Instances.
- Select the instance you want to create an image for
- Go to Actions
– Create an Image and wait for it to finish.
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