I'm looking to set up a new server on Amazon's EC2 and I wanted to use Ubuntu 11.04 is it is fairly new but not too new. I previously used 10.10 which I think is also very stable and time-tested.
My problem is that when I run
ec2-describe-images -o amazon (get images owned by amazon) none of these are Ubuntu. If I run
ec2-describe-images -a (get all images) there are about 12k images.
- Is there a reason Amazon doesn't have ubuntu images available?
- If you were running ubuntu on a production system, would you choose 11.04? If not, what version would you choose and why?
- How do I select a good ubuntu image from the list? With 12k images how do you vet them? Is a particular one endorsed or created by Ubuntu?