MoveAddressToVpc - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
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Moves an Elastic IP address from the EC2-Classic platform to the EC2-VPC platform. The Elastic IP address must be allocated to your account for more than 24 hours, and it must not be associated with an instance. After the Elastic IP address is moved, it is no longer available for use in the EC2-Classic platform, unless you move it back using the RestoreAddressToClassic request. You cannot move an Elastic IP address that was originally allocated for use in the EC2-VPC platform to the EC2-Classic platform.


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

The following parameters are for this specific action. 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


The Elastic IP address.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


The allocation ID for the Elastic IP address.

Type: String


The ID of the request.

Type: String


The status of the move of the IP address.

Type: String

Valid Values: MoveInProgress | InVpc | InClassic


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



This example moves Elastic IP address to the EC2-VPC platform.

Sample Request &publicIp= &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<MoveAddressToVpcResponse xmlns=""> <requestId>f7de5e98-491a-4c19-a92d-908d6EXAMPLE</requestId> <allocationId>eipalloc-1cfe1879</allocationId> <status>InVpc</status> </MoveAddressToVpcResponse>

See Also

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