Posted On: Feb 7, 2022

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) now allows you to create IPv6-only subnets in your dual-stack VPCs and launch EC2 instances built on Nitro System in these subnets in AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region.

Customers will be able to create an IPv6-only subnet in an existing dual-stack VPC using AWS Console or EC2 APIs. EC2 instances launched in an IPv6-only subnet and specifically the ENIs attached to them will no longer require private IPv4 addresses to be allocated and assigned. Instead, every ENI created and attached to an instance launched in an IPv6-only subnet will be assigned an IPv6 address from the subnet’s configured IPv6 CIDR range. These instances in the IPv6-only subnet are also able to call the on-instance services over IPv6 link local addresses.

IPv6-only subnets and EC2 instances are available in AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region at no additional charge. To get started with IPv6-only subnets and instances, use the AWS Console or API. For more information on this enhancement, please read about IPv6-only subnets in our documentation.