AL2 supported kernels - Amazon Linux 2
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AL2 supported kernels

Supported kernel versions

Currently, AL2 AMIs are available with kernel versions 4.14 and 5.10, with version 5.10 as the default. We recommend that you use an AL2 AMI with kernel 5.10.

AL2023 AMIs are available with kernel version 6.1. For more information, see AL2023 Kernel changes from AL2 in the AL2023 User Guide.

Support Timeframe

The 5.10 kernel available on AL2 will be supported until the AL2 AMI reaches the end of standard support.

Live patching support

AL2 kernel version Kernel live patching supported
4.14 Yes
5.10 Yes
5.15 No