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Technology – AWS Instance Launch Issues

Potential reasons why an AWS Instance Launch fails

Amazon Web Services, also known as AWS, is a robust platform that offers a cloud computing environment. An Amazon EC2 instance is a virtual server in Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). It executes the applications using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) architecture. Business subscribers can run application programs in the computing rostrum. There is an opportunity to avail and use unlimited virtual machines. Users can configure many AWS instances in different ways. The AWS instance launching sometimes gets critical due to many issues or errors. Sound knowledge of troubleshooting the instance launch problem is necessary. An AWS instance may give trouble during launching due to resource constraints, wrong configuration, or termination of AWS instances.

AWS Instance Launch Issues
    Config Issue

  •     Config unavailable in requested zone
  •     Unsupported instance config requested

Resource Issue

  •     Insufficient instance capacity
  •     Instance limits reached for region

Instance Termination Issues

  •     Permission issue
    • Encrypted Block device mapping snapshot
      • No permission for restored volume encryption
      • No permission for decryption
    •  Encrypted root EBS volume
      • No permission for decryption
  •    Required part missing in store-backed AMI
  •    Corrupted EBS snapshot
  •    EBS volume limit exceeded

Other issue

  •    User error

This fishbone template focuses on the major causes behind the launching problems.  It is a perfect example of a root cause analysis template. It has most of the main factors that make an AWS instance initiation problematic.

Who should use the AWS Instance launch issues template?

  • Anyone who needs to find out the causes for problems in AWS instance launching.
  • Individuals who want to understand the reasons for AWS instance launch issues.

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  • Figure out the reasons why an AWS instance launch fails.
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