CreateDefaultVpc - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
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Creates a default VPC with a size /16 IPv4 CIDR block and a default subnet in each Availability Zone. For more information about the components of a default VPC, see Default VPC and default subnets in the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud User Guide. You cannot specify the components of the default VPC yourself.

If you deleted your previous default VPC, you can create a default VPC. You cannot have more than one default VPC per Region.

If your account supports EC2-Classic, you cannot use this action to create a default VPC in a Region that supports EC2-Classic. If you want a default VPC in a Region that supports EC2-Classic, see "I really want a default VPC for my existing EC2 account. Is that possible?" in the Default VPCs FAQ.


We are retiring EC2-Classic. We recommend that you migrate from EC2-Classic to a VPC. For more information, see Migrate from EC2-Classic to a VPC in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

Request Parameters

For more information about required and optional parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Query Parameters.


Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


The ID of the request.

Type: String


Information about the VPC.

Type: Vpc object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common client error codes.



This example creates a default VPC.

Sample Request &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<CreateDefaultVpcResponse xmlns=""> <requestId>056298f3-5f3e-48fb-9221-7c0example</requestId> <vpc> <cidrBlock></cidrBlock> <dhcpOptionsId>dopt-61079b07</dhcpOptionsId> <instanceTenancy>default</instanceTenancy> <ipv6CidrBlockAssociationSet/> <isDefault>true</isDefault> <state>pending</state> <tagSet/> <vpcId>vpc-3f139646</vpcId> </vpc> </CreateDefaultVpcResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: