Create an Outpost and order Outpost capacity - AWS Outposts

Create an Outpost and order Outpost capacity

When you order Outpost capacity, you can choose from a variety of Outpost configurations. Each configuration provides a mix of EC2 instance types and EBS volumes.


  • An Outpost site is the physical location where AWS will install your Outpost equipment. Before ordering capacity, verify that your site meets the requirements for AWS Outposts. For more information, see Outpost site requirements.

  • You must have an AWS Enterprise Support plan.

To create an outpost

  1. Open the AWS Outposts console at

  2. Choose Create Outpost.

  3. Provide a name and description for your Outpost.

  4. Choose Create site. Complete and submit the form, then select the site that you created.

  5. Select an Availability Zone for your Outpost.

  6. Choose Create Outpost.

To order outpost capacity

  1. Open the AWS Outposts console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Outposts catalog, and then do the following:

    1. Select a capacity configuration for your Outpost. If the available capacity configurations do not meet your needs, you can request a custom capacity configuration instead.

    2. Choose Place order.

    3. Select the Outpost that you created.

    4. Choose Place order.

  3. You can view the status of your order using the AWS Outposts console. The initial status of your order is Order received. An AWS representative will contact you within three business days. You will receive an email confirmation when the status of your order changes to Order processing. An AWS representative may contact you to get any additional information that is required by the AWS installation team.

    If you have any questions about your order, contact AWS Support.

  4. To fulfill the order, AWS will schedule a date and time with you. You will also receive a checklist of items to verify or provide before the installation. The AWS installation team will arrive at your site at the scheduled date and time. The team will roll the rack to the identified position and your electrician can power the rack. The team will establish network connectivity for the rack over the uplink that you provide, and will configure the rack's capacity. The installation is complete when you confirm that the Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS capacity for your Outpost is available from your AWS account.