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QNX OS for Safety 2.2.3 Amazon Machine Image 1.0.1: Release Notes

Date of this edition: February 24, 2023

QNX OS for Safety 2.2.3 Amazon Machine Image (AMI) 1.0.1 is a reference image for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) virtual machine instances. Using the QNX OS for Safety 2.2.3 AMI 1.0.1 requires signing into an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/.

Target OS: These release notes are for Amazon instance targets that are running the QNX OS for Safety 2.2.3 AMI.

Host OS: To connect to a QNX OS for Safety 2.2.3 AMI instance, you must have web access to AWS on one of the following development hosts:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, or Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
  • macOS version 10.14, 10.15
  • Linux Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 64-bit, Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS 64-bit, or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS 64-bit on x86_64 processors (QNX SDP isn't supported on Linux on ARM processors)


Throughout this document, you may see reference numbers associated with particular issues, changes, etc. When corresponding with our Technical Support staff about a given issue, please quote the relevant reference number. You might also find the reference numbers useful for tracking issues as they become fixed.

What's in this release

QNX OS for Safety 2.2.3 AMI contains a safety-certified Neutrino kernel image for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) environment. This release contains the following features:

  • QNX safety-certified Neutrino Microkernel
  • Trace support and security policy
  • TCP/IP with DHCP, FTP, NFS client, ssh server and utilities (io-sock)
  • Filesystem support: NVME, QNX6 filesystem, and DOS FAT filesystem
  • PAM secure login and utilities including crypto
  • PCI support
  • C++ support, terminal support, compression and math libraries
  • System logging, debug support, shell and utilities

Fixed issues

  • You have the option to skip password setup at startup. (Ref# J2931393)
  • Public keys are now permanently stored in the AWS instance. (Ref# J2931628)

Known issues

None currently known.

Getting started with the documentation

To use QNX OS for Safety 2.2.3 AMI, follow Getting Started with QNX in the Cloud: QNX Amazon Machine Image at https://www.qnx.com/download/group.html?programid=69592.

For instructions on how to find the licensing information, see the myQNX License Manager and QNX Software Center User's Guide at https://www.qnx.com/developers/docs/qsc/#com.qnx.doc.copyright/topic/ic_licensing_coverpage.html.

To get familiar with the AWS environment related to QNX AMI, see the documentation at the following locations:

Technical support

For technical support on any QNX product, go to the Developers menu on our website (www.qnx.com). You'll find a wide range of support options, including community forums.

For Amazon technical support, go to https://aws.amazon.com/contact-us/.