Update AWS regions

The list of AWS regions is populated when you activate AWS Cloud.

Before you begin

Role required: cloud_admin, aws_admin

About this task

Amazon provides multiple regions so that you can launch instances in locations that meet your requirements. For example, you can launch instances in Europe to be closer to your European customers or to meet legal requirements.

Each region is a separate geographic area and is designed to be completely isolated from the other Amazon regions. This design achieves the greatest possible fault tolerance and stability.

Procedure

  1. To see the list of available regions, navigate to Amazon AWS Cloud > Administration > Regions.
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    You can update the list with any new regions that Amazon might add or restore the list, as needed. You do not need to update regions if the region in which you want to create VMs already appears in the AWS Regions list.

    To update the AWS Regions list, run Discovery for the AWS account.

  2. Select the region to view.
1 You must have an AWS GovCloud account to access the AWS GovCloud (US) region.