Migrate EC2 Instance To Another VPC , Subnet , Availability Zone
In the previous articles , I have explained How you can
migrate EC2 Instance from One AWS region to another
migrate EC2 Instance from One AWS account to another
In this guide , We will learn How can we migrate EC2 instances to another Subnet , Availability zone or VPC.
- Create an AMI from existing EC2 instance
- Launch Instance from the AMI – During this process we will be changing the VPC, subnet or AZ
First we need to create an AMI from the existing EC2 instance. To do so,
Login to EC2 Console , In the Left navigation pane , Choose Instances
Select the instance for which you want to create an AMI.
Refer this article to Create an AMI.
Once the AMI is created , Lets create a new EC2 instance from that AMI ,
You can refer this article , how to Create EC2 instance from AMI
While creating an Instance , You can modify the Instance type.
Configure Instance Details , This is the place where can change the VPC , Subnet / AZ.
For Network , Choose the VPC and For Subnet , Choose the subnet where you want to launch the instance.
You can attach an existing IAM role with this EC2 instance , Also you can Enable termination protection , To protect the production instance from accidental termination.
You can add an additional storage to the EC2 instance.
Add a tags to the new instance , and then attach an security group with the instance ,
Click Review and Launch , Review all the configurations and then click Launch.
Once the instance is launched , Choose the instance ID , Will take you to the EC2 Instances Console.
Now that we have successfully migrated the EC2 instance from One VPC , subnet to another.
- The New EC2 instance will be different IPv4 address , So you must update all the places that was using Old IP address with the new IP address.
- If you have used Elastic IP address , Remove it from Old instance and attach it with the new instance.
We have learnt How we can migrate the EC2 instance from a VPC and Subnet to another.
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