- Nginx 1.10 — In response to many customer requests, the Amazon Linux AMI 2016.09 repositories contain the latest stable Nginx version 1.10. You can upgrade or install the latest version of Nginx by running sudo yum installnginx.
- PostgreSQL 9.5 — Many customers requested PostgreSQL 9.5, and it is now available separately from our other PostgreSQL products. PostgreSQL 9.5 is available via sudo:yum install postgresql95.
- PHP 7.0 — PHP 7.0 was added to the repositories in response to customer requests. It can now be used with the existing PHP ecosystem. You can install PHP 7.0 by running sudo yum php70
- Amazon SSM Agent — You can use Run Command to configure and execute scripts on your EC2 instances. It is available in the Amazon Linux 2016.09 repositories. (Read Remotely Manage Your Instances for more information). Run sudo yum to install the agent and then run sudo /sbin/start Amazon-ssm.agent.
Other new features include a faster boot time, fresh packages via resynchronization with upstream version, enhanced trusted CA certificate functionality, and many more.