How to Request Spot Instances - Leveraging Amazon EC2 Spot Instances at Scale

How to Request Spot Instances

To use Spot Instances, you create a Spot Instance request that includes the number of instances, the instance type, the Availability Zone, and the maximum price that you are willing to pay per instance hour. You can create a Spot Instance request using the Launch Instance Wizard from the Amazon EC2 console or Amazon EC2 API.

For details on how to create a Spot Instance request using the console, see Creating a Spot Instance Request. For details on how to request Spot Instances through the Amazon EC2 API, see RequestSpotInstances in the Amazon EC2 API Reference.

You can also launch Spot Instances through other AWS services such as Amazon EMR, AWS Data Pipeline, AWS CloudFormation, and Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), as well as through third-party tools.

To learn more about Spot Instance requests, see Spot Instance Requests.