Migration to AWS fails with "An error occurred (InstanceLimitExceeded) when calling the RunInstances operation"
Reference Number: AA-00423 Views: 184 Created: 09-26-2017 07:18 Last Updated: 09-26-2017 07:32

Symptoms:

When migrating a server to AWS using DynaCenter, the migration task fails with the message "An error occurred (InstanceLimitExceeded) when calling the RunInstances operation"

Applies To:

DynaCenter 6.0 and later

Background: 

By default, Amazon limits the number of instances you can run in your account based on the instance type and the region. If you have reached the limit for your account based on the region and instance type you are migrating to, DynaCenter will not be able to complete the migration. 

More Information: 

For more information, see Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Limits.

Resolution: 

1. Request an increase to the limit on your account by completing the Amazon EC2 Instance Request Form located at: https://console.aws.amazon.com/support/home#/case/create?issueType=service-limit-increase&limitType=service-code-ec2-instances.

2. After the limit has been increased, re-run the migration.