How do I get more elastic network interfaces if I’ve reached the limit in an AWS Region?

Last updated: 2021-01-15

I've reached the limit for elastic network interfaces in an AWS Region. How do I get more elastic network interfaces?

Resolution

Your limit for elastic network interfaces increases automatically as new instances are launched on the account. If you need more elastic network interfaces than are automatically provisioned to you, do one or both of the following:

Delete unused elastic network interfaces

To free up more elastic network interfaces, start by deleting any unused elastic network interfaces in that AWS Region:

  1. Sign in to your account and open the Network Interfaces pane of the EC2 console.
  2. (Optional) Detach any elastic network interfaces that you don't need from their resources.
  3. Select the elastic network interfaces that you want to delete.
  4. Choose Delete.

Request a service limit for elastic network interfaces in a specific AWS Region

  1. Open the Service Quotas console.
  2. Choose AWS Services, search for VPC, and then select Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).
  3. Choose Network Interfaces per Region, and then choose Request quota increase.
  4. For Change quota value, enter the number of elastic network interfaces you need.
  5. Complete the remaining fields.
  6. Choose Request.
  7. (Optional) If you need more elastic network interfaces in more than one AWS Region, change the Region using the dropdown list at the top of the console. Repeat steps 1 through 6 in the new Region.

Did this article help?


Do you need billing or technical support?