what is Amazon Linux AMI

HI,
On a linux server machine i got the following output of a command :
cat /etc/*-release
NAME="Amazon Linux AMI"
VERSION="2015.03"
ID="amzn"
ID_LIKE="rhel fedora"
VERSION_ID="2015.03"
PRETTY_NAME="Amazon Linux AMI 2015.03"
ANSI_COLOR="0;33"
CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2015.03:ga"
HOME_URL="http://aws.amazon.com/amazon-linux-ami/"
Amazon Linux AMI release 2015.03

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Please help me understand the output... I was expecting something like fedora or redhat..
Thanks
Rohit BajajAsked:
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Amazon Machine Image
It's a Linux distro specially created by Amazon for their servers. Good if you don't intend to ever change cloud provider.

It's RedHat based so rpm packages should work.

HTH,
Dan
Shiju JacobInfo Security ManagerCommented:
Hi

The Amazon Linux AMI is a supported and maintained Linux image provided by Amazon Web Services for use on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). It is designed to provide a stable, secure, and high performance execution environment for applications running on Amazon EC2.

it is payable which the traffic limit is crossed

Thanks
Shiju Jacob
Rohit BajajAuthor Commented:
How do i find out which redhat version its built upon ?
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Shiju JacobInfo Security ManagerCommented:
try
uname -a
cat /etc/redhat-release
Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
@Shiju: There is no /etc/redhat-release on an AMI instance.

@Robinsuri: The current AMI is based on Redhat 6, but that's not relevant. Amazon has it's own repository and you can also use Epel, but not the official Redhat repository.

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Shiju JacobInfo Security ManagerCommented:
is it on the amazon cloud ?
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