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How do I get my service limits increased, and how do I manage my service limits as I scale up?

To help guarantee availability of AWS resources, as well as minimize billing risk for new customers, AWS maintains service limits for each account. Some service limits are raised automatically over time as you use AWS, though most AWS services require that you request limit increases manually.

Request a service limit increase

For a list of the default limits for each service, as well as how to request a service limit increase, see AWS Service Limits. You can request most service limit increases through the AWS Support Center by choosing Create Case and selecting Service Limit Increase.

Note that most limits are specific to a particular AWS region, so be sure to submit a request for each region you plan to use. Many services support requesting multiple limit increases for the same service through one support case; after filling out your first request, choose Add another request and enter a new limit type or region.

Proactively manage your service limits

To avoid exceeding service limits while building or scaling your application, you can use the AWS Trusted Advisor Service Limits check to monitor some limits. For a list of limits that are included in the Trusted Advisor check, see Service Limits Check Questions.

EC2 has a service-specific limits dashboard that can help you manage your instance, EBS, and Elastic IP limits. Find out more about EC2's Limits dashboard at Amazon EC2 Service Limits.


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Published: 2016-02-25

Updated: 2017-03-22