How do I manage my AWS service limits?

Last updated: 2018-05-21

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


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

Note: You aren't charged if your service limits are increased. You're charged only if you launch or use AWS resources or services.

To 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.

Most service limit increases can be requested through the AWS Support Center by choosing Create Case and then choosing Service Limit Increase.

Most service 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 creating your first request, choose Add another request and then choose a new limit type or Region.

To proactively manage your service limits

Use the AWS Trusted Advisor Service Limits check to monitor some service limits.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) has a service limits dashboard that can help you manage your instance, Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), and Elastic IP address limits.

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