This article describes the instance type families that support instance type upgrading.

Impacts

Upgrading instance types has the following impacts:

  • Classic network instances:

    • For phased-out instance types, when a non-I/O optimized instance is upgraded to an I/O optimized instance, changes are made to the private IP address, the driver name, and the software authorization code. For Linux instances, Basic Cloud Disks (cloud) are recognized as xvda or xvdb, while Ultra Cloud Disks (cloud_efficiency) and SSD Cloud Disks (cloud_ssd) as vda or vdb.

    • For available instance types, changes are made to the private IP address of the instance.

  • VPC instances:

    For phased-out instance types, when a non-I/O optimized instance is upgraded to an I/O optimized instance, changes are made to the driver name and the software authorization code. For Linux instances, Basic Cloud Disks (cloud) are recognized as xvda or xvdb, while Ultra Cloud Disks (cloud_efficiency) and SSD Cloud Disks (cloud_ssd) as vda or vdb.

Instance type families that support upgrading instance types

Note
Each instance type is available only in specific zones. Before upgrading an instance type, check if the target instance type (family) is available in the current zone.

In the following table, the target instance type families apply to both Subscription and Pay-As-You-Go instances.

Source instance type family Target instance type (family)
g5, r5, c5, ic5
  • g5, r5, c5, ic5
  • sn1ne, sn2ne, se1ne, c4, cm4, ce4, hfc5, hfg5, re4, t5, n4, mn4, xn4, e4
sn1ne, sn2ne, se1ne
  • sn1ne, sn2ne, se1ne
  • c4, cm4, ce4, hfc5, hfg5, g5, r5, c5, ic5, re4, t5, n4, mn4, xn4, e4
se1
  • se1
  • sn1, sn2, n1, n2, e3, sn1ne, sn2ne, se1ne, c4, cm4, ce4, hfc5, hfg5, g5, r5, c5, ic5, re4, t5, n4, mn4, xn4, e4
n4, mn4, xn4, e4
  • n4, mn4, xn4, e4
  • sn1, sn2, se1, n1, n2, e3, sn1ne, sn2ne, se1ne, c4, cm4, ce4, hfc5, hfg5, g5, r5, c5, ic5, re4, t5
re4
  • re4
  • sn1ne, sn2ne, se1ne, c4, cm4, ce4, hfc5, hfg5, g5, r5, c5, ic5, t5, n4, mn4, xn4, e4, ecs.se1.14xlarge
hfc5, hfg5
  • hfc5, hfg5
  • sn1ne, sn2ne, se1ne, c4, cm4, ce4, g5, r5, c5, ic5, re4, t5, n4, mn4, xn4, e4
gn4 gn4
gn5i gn5i
gn6v gn6v
t5
  • t5
  • sn1ne, sn2ne, se1ne, c4, cm4, ce4, hfc5, hfg5, g5, r5, c5, ic5, re4, n4, mn4, xn4, e4
t1, s1, s2, s3, m1, m2, c1, c2
  • t1, s1, s2, s3, m1, m2, c1, c2
  • sn1, sn2, se1, n1, n2, e3, sn1ne, sn2ne, se1ne, c4, cm4, ce4, hfc5, hfg5, g5, r5, c5, ic5, re4, t5, n4, mn4, xn4, e4
n1, n2, e3
  • n1, n2, e3
  • sn1, sn2, se1, sn1ne, sn2ne, se1ne, c4, cm4, ce4, hfc5, hfg5, g5, r5, c5, ic5, re4, t5, n4, mn4, xn4, e4
sn1, sn2
  • sn1, sn2
  • se1, n1, n2, e3, sn1ne, sn2ne, se1ne, c4, cm4, ce4, hfc5, hfg5, g5, r5, c5, ic5, re4, t5, n4, mn4, xn4, e4
c4, ce4, cm4
  • c4, ce4, cm4
  • sn1ne, sn2ne, se1ne, hfc5, hfg5, g5, r5, c5, ic5, re4, t5, n4, mn4, xn4, e4