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ElastiCache for Memcached User Guide (API Version 2015-02-02)

Supported Node Types

The following node types are supported by ElastiCache. Generally speaking, the current generation types provide more memory and computational power at lower cost when compared to their equivalent previous generation counterparts.

  • General purpose:

    • Current generation:

      T2 node types: cache.t2.micro, cache.t2.small, cache.t2.medium

      M3 node types: cache.m3.medium, cache.m3.large, cache.m3.xlarge, cache.m3.2xlarge

      M4 node types: cache.m4.large, cache.m4.xlarge, cache.m4.2xlarge, cache.m4.4xlarge, cache.m4.10xlarge

    • Previous generation: (not recommended)

      T1 node types: cache.t1.micro

      M1 node types: cache.m1.small, cache.m1.medium, cache.m1.large, cache.m1.xlarge

  • Compute optimized:

    • Previous generation: (not recommended)

      C1 node types: cache.c1.xlarge

  • Memory optimized:

    • Current generation:

      R3 node types: cache.r3.large, cache.r3.xlarge, cache.r3.2xlarge, cache.r3.4xlarge, cache.r3.8xlarge

      R4 node types: cache.r4.large, cache.r4.xlarge, cache.r4.2xlarge, cache.r4.4xlarge, cache.r4.8xlarge, cache.r4.16xlarge

    • Previous generation: (not recommended)

      M2 node types: cache.m2.xlarge, cache.m2.2xlarge, cache.m2.4xlarge

Additional node type info

  • All T2 instances are created in an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).

Supported engine versions

Supported engine versions vary by region. The latest engine versions are supported in all regions. To find the available engine versions in your region see Supported ElastiCache for Memcached Versions.

Supported Node Types by AWS Region

AWS Region—AWS Region Name T2 M3 M4 R3 R4
us-east-2        US East (Ohio) Yes Yes Yes Yes
us-east-1        US East (N. Virginia) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
us-west-1        US West (N. California) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
us-west-2        US West (Oregon) Yes Yes Yes Yes
us-ca-central-1  Canada (Central) Yes Yes Yes
ap-south-1       Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Yes Yes Yes Yes
ap-northeast-1   Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
us-northeast-2   Asia Pacific (Seoul) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ap-northeast-3   Asia Pacific (Osaka-Local) * Yes Yes
ap-southeast-1   Asia Pacific (Singapore) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ap-southeast-2   Asia Pacific (Sydney) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
eu-central-1     EU (Frankfurt) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
eu-west-1        EU (Ireland) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
eu-west-2        EU (London) Yes Yes Yes
eu-west-3        EU (Paris) Yes Yes
sa-east-1        South America (São Paulo) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
cn-north-1       China (Beijing) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
cn-northwest-1   China (Ningxia) Yes Yes Yes
gov-uswest-1     AWS GovCloud (US) Yes Yes Yes Yes

* The Asia Pacific (Osaka-Local) Region is a local region that is available to select AWS customers who request access. Customers wishing to use the Asia Pacific (Osaka-Local) Region should speak with their sales representative. The Asia Pacific (Osaka-Local) Region supports a single Availability Zone.

For a complete list of node types and specifications, see the following: