Troubleshooting: Too Many VPCs
Each Amazon Web Services (AWS) account has a default quota for the amount of services you can run at a single time. The limts are on a per-service basis, and in many cases, also by region.
Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) default quotas are 5 per region - the same as the number of Internet Gateways. If you already have 5 VPCs in one of the AWS regions, you will get the following error:
If you do see the above error, you need to request an increase from AWS Customer Support, remove a running VPC, or use a different AWS region.
- Request an increase for VPCs per region (opens in a new tab) (make sure console is set to correct region)
- Request an increase for Internet Gateways per region (opens in a new tab) (make sure console is set to correct region)
These customer support requests do take time to process on the AWS side, and are not instantaneous.