Troubleshoot AWS VPC errors

When deploying a Bitnami Multi-Tier Solution on AWS, you may encounter an error similar to the one below:

Value (us-east-1b) for parameter availabilityZone is invalid. Subnets can currently only be created in the following availability zones: us-east-1d, us-east-1a, us-east-1c, us-east-1e.

This error typically occurs for one of two reasons:

  • Older AWS accounts created before 2013-12-04 do not have a default VPC configured and therefore cannot use certain availability zones. In these cases, we recommend that you create a default VPC via AWS technical support. Alternatively, you can also create a new AWS account, which will come with a default VPC already configured.

  • For newer AWS accounts that have a default VPC configured, the selected availability zones may be the same or there may not be a default VPC for the selected availability zones. In these cases, modify your deployment configuration and select different availability zones.

Find more information in the AWS VPC documentation.

Last modification September 5, 2018