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launch template suddenly stopped working

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Hi, I have a simple launch template that fires up an instance based on an AMI built through Image Builder, which also distributes the ami to the template as a new version. All was working fine until yesterday when a colleague tried to launch an instance and it wouldn't proceed unless I put a value in for IOPS on the gp3 root volume. This is new. Previously it just went with a default for gp3 (3000) - now it has to be specified. I checked previous known good versions of the template, and they also displayed this change in behaviour - this rules out a change on my side. I also checked cIoudtrail to see if anyone else had changed anything - they hadn't. I have got my stuff working again, by removing 'gp3' as a volume type, but this seems to be an undocumented breaking change that I only picked up due a bit of ClickOps. What gives?

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Hello Jim Boy,

I can understand your frustration and am glad you have found a solution that works already. After reviewing the documentation on launch templates here https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/ec2-launch-templates.html it states that it is necessary to specify an IOPS when using a gp3. If you would like to use the default amount you have to specify so in the launch template.
 
Thank you!
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