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AlmaLinux Cloud, Container and Live Media Images Updates

Andrew Lukoshko

Release Engineering Lead

Hey Community! We’re just sharing some news on both AlmaLinux 9.3 and 8.9 images updates.

Cloud and Container Images Updates and Changes

AlmaLinux OS provides a variety of cloud images, so we’ve been updating them to 9.3 and 8.9 versions including:

  • Amazon AWS
    • Starting AlmaLinux OS versions 8.9 and 9.3 Amazon Machine images have UEFI boot support. Thus boot mode was changed to the uefi-preferred meaning that UEFI will be chosen on the supported instance types. We are planning to publish separate AMIs with enabled Secure Boot and NitroTPM(vTPM) support.
  • Generic Cloud
    • Starting AlmaLinux OS 8.9 Generic Cloud images have hybrid - BIOS and UEFI - boot support. The download URLs of the UEFI images are symlinked to the current image for compatibility.
  • OpenNebula
    • Starting AlmaLinux OS 8.9 Generic Cloud images have hybrid - BIOS and UEFI - boot support.
  • Microsoft Azure images for x86_64 and AArch64 architectures
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Container images have been updated as well. You can get official Docker images and OCI Images from

If you wish to contribute or have any questions, please check with the Cloud SIG.

Live Media Images

All Live Media images were also updated to versions AlmaLinux 9.3 and AlmaLinux 8.9 which include the following variants:

  • GNOME-Mini
  • KDE
  • MATE
  • XFCE

More options

The following options have also been updated

You can check the AlmaLinux website for a full list of images AlmaLinux provides.

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