Unfortunately the Amazon import utility has the issue that it checks for a kernel version and then gives up if things do not match. Since you are building your images from scratch rather than importing an image that is used already with an application installed I would recommend that you use ec2uploadimg [https://www.suse.com/communities/blo...ent-improved/] . You can use the openSUSE images in OBS (build.opensuse.org) in the Cloud:Images:[https://build.opensuse.org/project/s...ges:Leap_42.1] as an example for the type definition for kiwi. This may need to be different depending on the version of kiwi you use. You can also use Studio and it will sort out the differences for you.