Posted On: Mar 30, 2022

Today, Amazon EC2 announces automatic recovery by default, a new feature that makes it even easier for customers to recover their instance when it becomes unreachable. Automatic recovery improves instance availability by recovering the instance if it becomes impaired due to an underlying hardware issue. Automatic recovery migrates the instance to another hardware during an instance reboot while retaining its instance ID, private IP addresses, Elastic IP addresses, and all instance metadata.

The new feature further simplifies the configuration process for automatic recovery as supported instance types are configured to recover by default. Customers can choose to disable automatic recovery for their instance.

To learn more, visit the Recover your instance page.