Create a development IPv4 pool - Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
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Create a development IPv4 pool

Follow the steps in this section to create a development pool within your Regional pool. If you need only a top-level and Regional pool, and don't need development pools, skip to Allocate CIDRs.

The following example shows the hierarchy of the pool structure that you can create with the instructions in this guide. At this step, you are creating a development IPAM pool:

  • IPAM operating in Amazon Region 1 and Amazon Region 2

    • Private scope

      • Top-level pool (

        • Regional pool in Amazon Region 1 (

          • Development pool for non-production VPCs (

            • Allocation for a VPC (

In the preceding example, the CIDRs that are used are examples only. They illustrate that each pool within the top-level pool is provisioned with a portion of the top-level CIDR.

Amazon Management Console
To create a development pool within a Regional pool
  1. Open the IPAM console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Pools.

  3. Choose Create pool.

  4. Under IPAM scope, choose the same scope that you used when you created the top-level and Regional pools. For more information about scopes, see How IPAM works.

  5. (Optional) Add a Name tag for the pool and a description for the pool.

  6. Under Source, choose IPAM pool. Then choose the Regional pool.

  7. Under Resource planning, leave Plan IP space within the scope selected. For more information about using this option to plan for subnet IP space within a VPC, see Tutorial: Plan VPC IP address space for subnet IP allocations.

  8. (Optional) Choose a CIDR to provision for the pool. You can only provision a CIDR that was provisioned to the top-level pool. You can create a pool without a CIDR, but you won’t be able to use the pool for allocations until you’ve provisioned a CIDR for it. You can add CIDRs to a pool at any time by editing the pool.

  9. You have the same allocation rule options here as you did when you created the top-level and Regional pool. See Create a top-level IPv4 pool for an explanation of the options that are available when you create pools. The allocation rules for the pool are not inherited from the pool above it in the hierarchy. If you do not apply any rules here, no allocation rules will be set for the pool.

  10. (Optional) Choose Tags for the pool.

  11. When you’ve finished configuring your pool, choose Create pool.

  12. See Allocate CIDRs.

Command line

The commands in this section link to the Amazon CLI Reference documentation. The documentation provides detailed descriptions of the options that you can use when you run the commands.

Use the following Amazon CLI commands to create a Regional pool in your IPAM:

  1. Get the ID of the scope that you want to create the pool in: describe-ipam-scopes

  2. Get the ID of the pool that you want to create the pool in: describe-ipam-pools

  3. Create the pool: create-ipam-pool

  4. View the new pool: describe-ipam-pools

Repeat these steps to create additional development pools within the Regional pool, as needed.