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cannot see my instance in EC2 dashboard or EC2 Global


I successfully created new instance in EC2 as root user, configured a web server and Route 53. I can connect to this instance via SSH or browser, but do not see the instance in EC2 Dashboard and can do nothing with it. I ran AWSSupport-ListEC2Resources but without any results

asked a month ago14 views
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The EC2 Dashboard shows the instances in a specific AWS Region. If you created your instance in a different Region to the one that is currently selected, you won't see that instance.

The Region selector is at the top right of the EC2 console. For a screenshot of the Region selector, see Step 2 at this link:

Alternatively, to see all instances in all Regions, use the EC2 Global View. To access the EC2 Global View, in the EC2 Dashboard, choose the "EC2 Global view" button near the top/centre of the screen. You can also access it by following this link: For more information, including the required permissions, see

Kind regards,


answered a month ago
  • Thank you! But as I mentioned in the title Global view did not help. However I was able to find solution by executing identity string TOKEN=curl -X PUT "" -H "X-aws-ec2-metadata-token-ttl-seconds: 21600" \

    && curl -H "X-aws-ec2-metadata-token: $TOKEN" -v

    The problem was in 2 different ids that I used in login.

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