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 and order capacity

  1. Open the AWS Outposts console at

  2. Choose Place order.

  3. 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.

  4. Choose Next.

  5. Select a payment option.

  6. Choose Next.

  7. Choose Create new Outpost.

  8. Enter a name and description for your Outpost.

  9. Select an Availability Zone for your Outpost.

  10. (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.


    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.

  11. For Site, select Create new site.

  12. Choose Next.

  13. For Create site, enter the information about your site.

  14. Choose Next.

  15. 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 is required by the AWS installation team.

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

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.