I'm trying to launch an Amazon Redshift cluster, but the VPC that I want isn't listed in the VPC drop-down list

Last updated: 2020-02-27

I want to launch an Amazon Redshift cluster in a specific Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). However, I don't see the VPC in the drop-down list on the Amazon Redshift console.

Short Description

There are two possible causes:

  1. The VPC doesn't exist in the Region that you're creating the cluster in.
  2. The VPC isn't associated with a cluster subnet group.


  1. Create a VPC in the same Region where you want to launch an Amazon Redshift cluster.
  2. Create a cluster subnet group.
    Note: To improve fault tolerance, it's a best practice to create a cluster subnet group with two or more subnets from different Availability Zones. However, all the nodes in a cluster must be in the same Availability Zone.
  3. Launch an Amazon Redshift cluster into the VPC. In the Additional configurations section, switch off Use defaults. Then, choose the VPC that you want from the drop-down list.

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