When starting an EC2 instance, you may receive the following error message:

Insufficient capacity

If this error occurs, it means that AWS does not have enough available hardware that can run your EC2 instance type (t2.large, m5.xlarge, etc.).

There are two ways to try to resolve this issue.

Resolution 1: Retry starting your instance after a few minutes.

If you are using Skeddly, Skeddly will retry starting your instance for up to 90 minutes.

Resolution 2: Switch your EC2 instance to another instance type.

For example, try changing your EC2 instance from an M5.large to an M5.xlarge. Once the instance type has been changed, retry starting your EC2 instance.

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