I am trying to launch an Amazon Redshift cluster in a specific VPC, but I do not see the VPC that I want in the drop-down list. Why isn't it listed? 

When you create a cluster in the Amazon Redshift console, you select the VPC to which you want to launch your Amazon Redshift cluster from a drop-down menu. If you do not see the VPC listed in the drop-down menu, there are two possible causes:

  1. The VPC does not exist in the same Region that you are trying to create the cluster in.

    Or
  2. The VPC is not associated with any cluster subnet group(s).
  1. Create a VPC in the same Region that you want to launch an Amazon Redshift cluster.
  2. Create a cluster subnet group in the Amazon Redshift console.
    Note: It is a best practice to create a cluster subnet group with two or more subnets from different Availability Zones to improve fault tolerance. However, all the nodes in a cluster must be in the same Availability Zone.
  3. Launch an Amazon Redshift cluster in the VPC.
    Note: You might need to close the Launch Cluster page, and restart the Launch Cluster process for the VPC to appear in the drop-down list.

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Published: 2017-09-25