Determine if the number of EC2 instances provisioned per region is close to the limit number established by AWS EC2 Service Limit and request limit increase in order to avoid encountering resources limitations on future provisioning sessions.
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Monitoring your EC2 instances limits will help you to manage better your AWS compute power and avoid resource starvation in case your application need to scale up or in case you just need to provision multiple instances in a short period of time.
When you create your account, AWS sets limits for the number of EC2 instances on a per-region basis in order to protect both you and AWS from fraudulent activity. To determine if your account is going to reach the EC2 instance limit soon, perform the following:Note: Checking the limit quota for EC2 instances using the AWS API via Command Line Interface (CLI) is not currently supported.
To request an increase for EC2 instances limits based on your requirements, perform the following:Note: Requesting to increase the limit for the number of EC2 instances per region using the AWS API via Command Line Interface (CLI) is not currently supported.