Automating the creation and updating of AWS AMI images uses Ansible. the problem One of the first problems when deploying anything is managing the base image. The gold load. The template. The thing that all systems are created from. Since we’re operating in AWS, our story begins with AMIs. We use AMIs. From those AMIs, instances are built and configured. We want to optimize this configuration process, so it makes sense to pre-configure our AMIs as much as possible.