Document history for VM Import/Export - VM Import/Export
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Document history for VM Import/Export

The following table describes important additions to the VM Import/Export documentation after August 2019. For notification about updates to this documentation, you can subscribe to the RSS feed.

ChangeDescriptionDate

VM Import/Export supports more Debian and Fedora Linux operating systems

VM Import/Export added support for Debian 12.2 and Debian 12.4 with kernel 6.1.0 operating systems. VM Import/Export added support for Fedora Linux 37 with kernel 6.0.7, Fedora Linux 38 with kernel 6.2.9, and Fedora Linux 39 with kernel 6.5.6 operating systems. For more information, see Operating Systems.

January 25, 2024

VM Import/Export is available in the Canada West (Calgary) Region

VM Import/Export is now available in the Canada West (Calgary) Region.

December 20, 2023

VM Import/Export supports more Oracle Linux operating systems

VM Import/Export added support for Oracle Linux 8.0–8.8 with kernel 4.18.0 and Oracle Linux 9.0–9.2 with kernel 5.14.0 operating systems. For more information, see Operating Systems.

December 18, 2023

VM Import/Export supports more SLES kernels

VM Import/Export added support for the SLES 5.14.21 kernel with service packs 4 and 5. For more information, see Operating Systems.

December 1, 2023

VM Import/Export supports more Windows operating systems

VM Import/Export added support for the Windows Server 2022 operating system. For more information, see Operating Systems.

September 26, 2023

VM Import/Export supports more RHEL operating systems

VM Import/Export added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.7 and 8.8 operating systems with kernel 4.18.0. For more information, see Operating Systems.

September 1, 2023

VM Import/Export added support for the Rocky Linux operating system

VM Import/Export added support for the Rocky Linux 9 operating system. For more information, see Operating Systems.

September 1, 2023

VM Import/Export is available in the Israel (Tel Aviv) Region

VM Import/Export is now available in the Israel (Tel Aviv) Region.

August 1, 2023

VM Import/Export supports more Ubuntu operating systems

VM Import/Export added support for the Ubuntu 23.04 operating system with kernel 5.15.0. For more information, see Operating Systems.

May 30, 2023

VM Import/Export is available in the Asia Pacific (Melbourne) Region

VM Import/Export is now available in the Asia Pacific (Melbourne) Region.

January 24, 2023

VM Import/Export supports more SLES operating systems

VM Import/Export added support for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 operating system with service pack 3 and kernel 5.3. For more information, see Operating Systems.

December 15, 2022

VM Import/Export is available in the Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region

VM Import/Export is now available in the Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region.

November 22, 2022

VM Import/Export supports more Ubuntu operating systems

VM Import/Export added support for the Ubuntu 22.04 operating system with kernel 5.15.0. For more information, see Operating Systems.

November 18, 2022

VM Import/Export is available in the Europe (Spain) Region

VM Import/Export is now available in the Europe (Spain) Region.

November 16, 2022

VM Import/Export is available in the Europe (Zurich) Region

VM Import/Export is now available in the Europe (Zurich) Region.

November 9, 2022

VM Import/Export supports more RHEL operating systems

VM Import/Export added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, and 8.6 operating systems with kernel 4.18.0. For more information, see Operating Systems.

October 19, 2022

VM Import/Export supports more Windows operating systems

VM Import/Export added support for the Windows 11 operating system. For more information, see Operating Systems.

August 2, 2022

VM Import/Export supports more SLES operating systems

VM Import/Export added support for more SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 and 15 operating systems. SLES 12 with service pack 4 and kernel 4.12, SLES 12 with service pack 5 and kernel 4.12, SLES 15 without any service pack and kernel 4.12, SLES 15 with service pack 1 and kernel 4.12, and SLES 15 with service pack 2 and kernel 5.3 are now supported. For more information, see Operating Systems.

February 28, 2022

VM Import/Export is available in the Middle East (UAE) Region

VM Import/Export is now available in the Middle East (UAE) Region.

December 13, 2021

VM Import/Export is available in the Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region

VM Import/Export is now available in the Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region.

December 13, 2021

VM Import/Export supports more Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and CentOS operating systems

VM Import/Export added support for RHEL and CentOS 8.0, 8.1, and 8.2 operating systems. For more information, see Operating Systems.

July 17, 2020

VM Import/Export is available in the Europe (Milan) Region

VM Import/Export is now available in the Europe (Milan) Region.

April 28, 2020

Earlier updates

The following table describes important additions to the VM Import/Export documentation in 2019 and earlier years.

Change Description Date

Export a VM from an AMI

Added support for exporting a VM file based on an Amazon Machine Image (AMI).

August 23, 2019

Import VMs with multiple volumes as images

Added support for importing VMs as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) using the ImportImage API. ImportInstance also supports importing VMs with multiple volumes. The new API improves performance and flexibility.

April 23, 2015

Import Linux virtual machines

Added support for importing Linux instances.

December 16, 2013

Export a VM from an instance

Added support for exporting Windows Server instances that you originally imported into Amazon EC2.

Added support for exporting Linux instances to Citrix Xen, Microsoft Hyper-V, and VMware vSphere.

May 25, 2012

Import in VHD file format

Added support for importing virtual machine image files in VHD format. With this release, VM Import now supports RAW, VHD, and VMDK (VMware ESX-compatible) image formats.

August 24, 2011