Posted On: Feb 2, 2023

Customers in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, can now hibernate Amazon EC2 I3en, M6i and C6i instances. Hibernation provides you with the convenience of pausing your workloads and resuming them later from the saved state. Hibernation is just like closing and opening your laptop lid — your application will start right from where it left off. By using hibernation, you can maintain a fleet of pre-warmed instances that can get to a productive state faster without modifying your existing applications.

Upon hibernation, your instance’s EBS root volume and any attached EBS data volumes are persisted. The data from memory (RAM) is also saved to your EBS root volume. When your hibernated instance is resumed, the EBS root volume is restored from its prior state, and the RAM content is reloaded along with previous data volumes.

Hibernation is available for On-Demand Instances and Reserved Instances running on C3, C4, C5, C6i, I3, I3en, M3, M4, M5, M5a, M5ad, M6i, R3, R4, R5, R5a, R5ad, and T2 instances running Amazon Linux, Amazon Linux 2, Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 LTS, and Windows Server 2012, 2012R2, 2016, and 2019. For Windows, hibernation is supported for instances with up to 16 GB of RAM. For other operating systems, hibernation is supported for instances with less than 150 GB of RAM. These instances can be hibernated in any region where EC2 Hibernate is supported.

This feature is available through Amazon CloudFormation, Amazon Web Services Management Console, or through the Amazon SDKs, Amazon Tools for PowerShell, or the Amazon Command Line Interface (CLI). To learn more about hibernation, visit this blog. For information about enabling hibernation for your EC2 instances, visit our User Guide.