CreateVpc - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

CreateVpc

Creates a VPC with the specified IPv4 CIDR block. The smallest VPC you can create uses a /28 netmask (16 IPv4 addresses), and the largest uses a /16 netmask (65,536 IPv4 addresses). For more information about how large to make your VPC, see Your VPC and Subnets in the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud User Guide.

You can optionally request an IPv6 CIDR block for the VPC. You can request an Amazon-provided IPv6 CIDR block from Amazon's pool of IPv6 addresses, or an IPv6 CIDR block from an IPv6 address pool that you provisioned through bring your own IP addresses (BYOIP).

By default, each instance you launch in the VPC has the default DHCP options, which include only a default DNS server that we provide (AmazonProvidedDNS). For more information, see DHCP Options Sets in the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud User Guide.

You can specify the instance tenancy value for the VPC when you create it. You can't change this value for the VPC after you create it. For more information, see Dedicated Instances in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

Request Parameters

The following parameters are for this specific action. For more information about required and optional parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Query Parameters.

AmazonProvidedIpv6CidrBlock

Requests an Amazon-provided IPv6 CIDR block with a /56 prefix length for the VPC. You cannot specify the range of IP addresses, or the size of the CIDR block.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

CidrBlock

The IPv4 network range for the VPC, in CIDR notation. For example, 10.0.0.0/16. We modify the specified CIDR block to its canonical form; for example, if you specify 100.68.0.18/18, we modify it to 100.68.0.0/18.

Type: String

Required: Yes

DryRun

Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

InstanceTenancy

The tenancy options for instances launched into the VPC. For default, instances are launched with shared tenancy by default. You can launch instances with any tenancy into a shared tenancy VPC. For dedicated, instances are launched as dedicated tenancy instances by default. You can only launch instances with a tenancy of dedicated or host into a dedicated tenancy VPC.

Important: The host value cannot be used with this parameter. Use the default or dedicated values only.

Default: default

Type: String

Valid Values: default | dedicated | host

Required: No

Ipv6CidrBlock

The IPv6 CIDR block from the IPv6 address pool. You must also specify Ipv6Pool in the request.

To let Amazon choose the IPv6 CIDR block for you, omit this parameter.

Type: String

Required: No

Ipv6CidrBlockNetworkBorderGroup

The name of the location from which we advertise the IPV6 CIDR block. Use this parameter to limit the address to this location.

You must set AmazonProvidedIpv6CidrBlock to true to use this parameter.

Type: String

Required: No

Ipv6Pool

The ID of an IPv6 address pool from which to allocate the IPv6 CIDR block.

Type: String

Required: No

TagSpecification.N

The tags to assign to the VPC.

Type: Array of TagSpecification objects

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.

requestId

The ID of the request.

Type: String

vpc

Information about the VPC.

Type: Vpc object

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Client Errors.

Examples

Example 1

This example creates a VPC with the IPv4 CIDR block 10.0.0.0/16.

Sample Request

https://ec2.amazonaws.com/?Action=CreateVpc &CidrBlock=10.0.0.0/16 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<CreateVpcResponse xmlns="http://ec2.amazonaws.com/doc/2016-11-15/"> <requestId>63c5a2ed-4195-4445-b841-294629e7d8bd</requestId> <vpc> <vpcId>vpc-06b7830650EXAMPLE</vpcId> <ownerId>111122223333</ownerId> <state>pending</state> <cidrBlock>10.0.0.0/16</cidrBlock> <cidrBlockAssociationSet> <item> <cidrBlock>10.0.0.0/16</cidrBlock> <associationId>vpc-cidr-assoc-017043e963EXAMPLE</associationId> <cidrBlockState> <state>associated</state> </cidrBlockState> </item> </cidrBlockAssociationSet> <ipv6CidrBlockAssociationSet/> <dhcpOptionsId>dopt-19edf471</dhcpOptionsId> <tagSet/> <instanceTenancy>default</instanceTenancy> <isDefault>false</isDefault> </vpc> </CreateVpcResponse>

Example 2

This example creates a VPC with the dedicated tenancy option.

Sample Request

https://ec2.amazonaws.com/?Action=CreateVpc &CidrBlock=10.32.0.0/16 &InstanceTenancy=dedicated &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<CreateVpcResponse xmlns="http://ec2.amazonaws.com/doc/2016-11-15/"> <requestId>1d536f17-5a03-4030-95b4-4d051e65e7bb</requestId> <vpc> <vpcId>vpc-07ddea827dEXAMPLE</vpcId> <ownerId>111122223333</ownerId> <state>pending</state> <cidrBlock>10.32.0.0/16</cidrBlock> <cidrBlockAssociationSet> <item> <cidrBlock>10.32.0.0/16</cidrBlock> <associationId>vpc-cidr-assoc-0cc7b90dfeEXAMPLE</associationId> <cidrBlockState> <state>associated</state> </cidrBlockState> </item> </cidrBlockAssociationSet> <ipv6CidrBlockAssociationSet/> <dhcpOptionsId>dopt-19edf471</dhcpOptionsId> <tagSet/> <instanceTenancy>dedicated</instanceTenancy> <isDefault>false</isDefault> </vpc> </CreateVpcResponse>

Example 3

This example creates a VPC and requests an IPv6 CIDR block for the VPC.

Sample Request

https://ec2.amazonaws.com/?Action=CreateVpc &CidrBlock=10.0.0.0/16 &AmazonProvidedIpv6CidrBlock=true &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<CreateVpcResponse xmlns="http://ec2.amazonaws.com/doc/2016-11-15/"> <requestId>b1a2b2b5-5806-4e24-824b-0c8996c608c1</requestId> <vpc> <vpcId>vpc-03914afb3ed6c7632</vpcId> <ownerId>111122223333</ownerId> <state>pending</state> <cidrBlock>10.0.0.0/16</cidrBlock> <cidrBlockAssociationSet> <item> <cidrBlock>10.0.0.0/16</cidrBlock> <associationId>vpc-cidr-assoc-03ca48bbbeEXAMPLE</associationId> <cidrBlockState> <state>associated</state> </cidrBlockState> </item> </cidrBlockAssociationSet> <ipv6CidrBlockAssociationSet> <item> <ipv6CidrBlock></ipv6CidrBlock> <associationId>vpc-cidr-assoc-0bd6cc7621EXAMPLE</associationId> <ipv6CidrBlockState> <state>associating</state> </ipv6CidrBlockState> </item> </ipv6CidrBlockAssociationSet> <dhcpOptionsId>dopt-19edf471</dhcpOptionsId> <tagSet/> <instanceTenancy>default</instanceTenancy> <isDefault>false</isDefault> </vpc> </CreateVpcResponse>

Example 4

This example creates a VPC and requests an IPv6 CIDR block for the VPC for the specified Network Border Group.

Sample Request

https://ec2.amazonaws.com/?Action=CreateVpc &CidrBlock=10.0.0.0/16 &AmazonProvidedIpv6CidrBlock=true &Ipv6CidrBlockNetworkBorderGroup=us-west-2-lax-1 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<CreateVpcResponse xmlns="http://ec2.amazonaws.com/doc/2016-11-15/"> <requestId>b1a2b2b5-5806-4e24-824b-0c8996c608c1</requestId> <vpc> <vpcId>vpc-03914afb3ed6c7632</vpcId> <ownerId>111122223333</ownerId> <state>pending</state> <cidrBlock>10.0.0.0/16</cidrBlock> <cidrBlockAssociationSet> <item> <cidrBlock>10.0.0.0/16</cidrBlock> <associationId>vpc-cidr-assoc-03ca48bbbeEXAMPLE</associationId> <cidrBlockState> <state>associated</state> </cidrBlockState> </item> </cidrBlockAssociationSet> <ipv6CidrBlockAssociationSet> <item> <ipv6CidrBlock></ipv6CidrBlock> <associationId>vpc-cidr-assoc-0bd6cc7621EXAMPLE</associationId> <ipv6CidrBlockState> <state>associating</state> </ipv6CidrBlockState> <Ipv6CidrBlockNetworkBorderGroup>us-west-2-lax-1</Ipv6CidrBlockNetworkBorderGroup> </item> </ipv6CidrBlockAssociationSet> <dhcpOptionsId>dopt-19edf471</dhcpOptionsId> <tagSet/> <instanceTenancy>default</instanceTenancy> <isDefault>false</isDefault> <availabilityZone>us-west-2-lax-1a</availabilityZone> </vpc> </CreateVpcResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: