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

Last updated: 2019-04-26

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

  • Number of CPU cores
  • Amount of RAM
  • 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.