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Deploy EC2 instances in EC2-VPC platform


Deploy EC2 instances on the AWS EC2 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) platform instead of the older EC2 Classic platform. EC2 instances are non-compliant if they are on the EC2 Classic platform.


  1. Log in to the AWS Management Console.
  2. Select Services.
  3. Select EC2.
  4. Select EC2 Dashboard.
  5. In the top right corner, under Account Attributes, select Supported Platforms.
  6. If Support Platforms displays only VPC, the account only supports the EC2 VPC platform, requiring no further action.
  7. If Support Platforms displays EC2 and VPC, the account supports both the EC2 VPC and EC2 Classic.
  8. Find all EC2 instances on the EC2 Classic platform.
  9. Select Instances. Select an instance by clicking the checkbox for the instance row.
  10. In the Details tab, if there is no value for VPC ID, this instance is on the EC2 Classic platform.
  11. Migrate EC2 Classic instances to the AWS EC2 VPC platform. For more information:
  12. Repeat steps 8-11 for each region.