Requirements for changing the instance type - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

Requirements for changing the instance type

To change the instance type of your Amazon EC2 instance, consider the following requirements:

  • The steps for changing the instance type are different depending on whether the root device volume for your instance is an EBS volume or an instance store volume.

  • You must select an instance type that is compatible with the configuration of the instance. If the instance type that you want is not compatible with the instance's current configuration, then you must migrate your application to a new instance with the instance type that you need.

  • To change the instance type, the instance must be in the stopped state.

  • You cannot change the instance type if hibernation is enabled on the instance.