How do I troubleshoot errors with Elastic IP addresses in Amazon VPC?

Last updated: 2019-10-25

I received an error of InvalidAddress.NotFound or AddressLimitExceeded when working with Elastic IP addresses in Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).

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Important: For information about allocating, describing, tagging, associating, disassociating, releasing, or recovering Elastic IP addresses, see Working with Elastic IP Addresses.

If you receive an InvalidAddress.NotFound error when trying to recover an Elastic IP address, the Elastic IP address can’t be recovered.

If you receive an AddressLimitExceeded error when launching a new Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (Amazon EC2) instance or allocating an Elastic IP address, you’ve exceeded the default limit for Elastic IP addresses for each AWS Region.


InvalidAddress.NotFound errors

For reasons why an Elastic IP address might not be recoverable, see Recovering an Elastic IP address.

AddressLimitExceeded errors

To request a limit increase for Elastic IP addresses, create an AWS Support case.

Be sure to select the following options:

  • For Regarding, choose Service Limit Increase.
  • For Limit Type, choose VPC.
  • For Region, choose your AWS Region.
  • For Limit, choose VPC Elastic IP Address Limit.
  • For New limit value, enter your desired limit.

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