How do I get more CPU and memory for my EC2 Linux instance?

Last updated: 2019-07-29

I want to change or add something to my Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Linux instance:

  • Number of CPU cores
  • Amount of RAM
  • Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) optimization
  • Enhanced networking
  • GPU cores

How do I change the specifications of my instance?


Resize your EC2 instance to choose an instance type that meets your CPU, RAM, and feature requirements.

Be aware of the following before resizing your instance:

For instructions to resize your instance, see Changing the Instance Type.