Create an Outpost and order Outpost capacity - AWS Outposts

Create an Outpost and order Outpost capacity

To begin using AWS Outposts, you must create an Outpost and order Outpost capacity. For more information about Outposts configurations, see our catalog.

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 for 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 and order capacity

  1. To change the AWS Region, use the Region selector in the upper-right corner of the page.

  2. Choose Place order.

  3. To order a server or rack, choose a supported hardware type.

  4. To add capacity, choose a capacity configuration. If the available rack capacity configurations do not meet your needs, you can request a custom capacity configuration instead.

  5. Choose Next.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • To select an existing Outpost and site, choose Use existing Outpost, and select an Outpost.

    • To create a new Outpost at a new or existing site, choose Create new Outpost and perform the following steps:

      • Enter a name and description for your Outpost.

      • Select an Availability Zone for your Outpost.

      • (Optional) Choose Private connectivity option. For VPC and Subnet, select a VPC and subnet in the same AWS account and Availability Zone as your Outpost. For more information about VPC requirements, see Prerequisites.


        If you need to undo the private connectivity for your Outpost, you must contact AWS Enterprise Support. For more information, see Service link private connectivity using VPC.

      • From Site ID, do one of the following:

        • To select an existing site, choose the site.

        • To create a new site, choose Create site, click Next, and enter the name, description, and operating address for your site.

          If you chose to support racks at the site, enter the following information, read the facility requirements, and then choose, I have read the facility requirements.

          • Max weight – Specify the maximum rack weight that this site can support.

          • Power draw – Specify in kVA the power draw available at the hardware placement position for the rack.

          • Power option – Specify the power option that you can provide for hardware.

          • Power connector – Specify the power connector that AWS should plan to provide for connections to the hardware.

          • Power feed drop – Specify whether the power feed comes above or below the rack.

          • Uplink speed – Specify the uplink speed the rack should support for the connection to the Region.

          • Number of uplinks – Specify the number of uplinks for each Outpost network device that you intend to use to connect the rack to your network.

          • Fiber type – Specify the type of fiber that you will use to attach the Outpost to your network.

          • Optical standard – Specify the type of optical standard that you will use to attach the Outpost to your network.

          • Notes – Specify notes about a site.

  7. Choose Next.

  8. Select a payment option and delivery address.

  9. Choose Next.

  10. For Review and order, review the information, and choose Place order.

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 AWS requires.

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

Order fulfillment

Order fulfilment is different based on the form factor that you order.

Outpost racks

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.

Outpost servers

To fulfill the order, AWS will schedule a delivery date.

You are responsible for all installation tasks, including physical installation and network configuration. You can contract a third-party to perform these tasks for you. Whether you do the installation or contract to a third-party, installation requires IAM credentials in the AWS account that contains the Outpost to verify the identity of the new device. You are responsible for providing and managing this access. The installation is complete when Amazon EC2 capacity for your Outpost is available from your AWS account.