In April 2023, AWS released a new functionality that allows users running Ubuntu LTS to upgrade their instances to Ubuntu Pro with just a few clicks. This tutorial will cover all the steps needed for upgrading Ubuntu LTS instances to Ubuntu Pro on AWS.
What you’ll need
- Ubuntu LTS EC2 machines from 16.04 onwards
- Having your EC2 machines managed by SSM
- Having pro client tool up to date:
sudo apt install ubuntu-advantage-tools
- Your instances need network access as described in the network requirements page. If your instances are behind a proxy, please check this documentation
What you’ll learn
How to use AWS license manager to do a license conversion from Ubuntu LTS to Ubuntu Pro.