disabling EC2-Classic


About two months ago, I had problems migrating to Amazon VPC. I asked for help in "problems migrating EC2-Classic to Amazon VPC." The help I got enabled me to complete the migration without incident, after which I stopped the old EC2 instance (but did not terminate it, in case some problems with the migration required running it again). Everything seemed to be working properly until yesterday, when I got the following message on the Console Home:

This account has AWS resources running on retired EC2-Classic in one or more AWS regions. Please note that these resources are at risk of sudden termination and we recommend that you immediately request an extension to temporarily re-activate EC2-Classic on your account and migrate these resources to Amazon VPC. We are offering extension for up to January 27, 2023. To request an extension, please go to AWS Support Center > Choose “Create case” > Select “Account and billing support” > Select “Account” > Select Category “Extend EC2-Classic timeline” and share your extended deadline in the body.

I followed the directions to create a support case, but the response I got said they couldn't do anything about it. To get rid of this message, should I just go ahead and terminate the EC2-Classic instance, or is there something else I should do?

asked 2 months ago44 views
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Thank you for using our services. I apologize for the trouble & any concerns this has caused. I suggest reaching out and responding to the most recent message that you received from our Support team. They may be able to provide you with further assistance for this.

While you wait to hear back from Support, I also suggest reading through these resources for a possible solution or workaround: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/vpc-migrate.html & https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/terminating-instances.html.

Thank you for your patience,

— Thomas E.

answered 2 months ago

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