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I'm David, a software engineer and cloud architect.
I specialize in serverless development, cloud architecture and implementation, and write about my experiences along the way.

Know Thy Limits

There are some important AWS Workspace limits to be aware of:

Per-user Workspace limits

Limit: 1 workspace per user account in your AD

This applies to a single user in a directory, they can only have a single workspace. It doesn’t matter if you launch another workspace with different OS, different machine-size.

Only one.

This cannot be changed.

Per Account Workspace Limits

Limit: 1 workspace, per Account, per region.

Keep in mind, when I say “account” I don’t mean a user account, or an IAM user account. This is the capital ‘A’ account meaning.

This can be raised via a request.

Per Account Workspace Image Limits

Limit: 5 images, per Account, per region.

As above, this is capital ‘A’ account.

This can be raised via a request.

My Recent Examle

We made 2 service requests for limit increases during the MVP of this project.

The first came at the inception of the project. We requested the workspaces/region raised to 5, and workspace images/region raised to 10. This was when we had a small group of engineers quickly iterating through version of a “Windows 10 Experience, Windows Server 2016” deployment. This request took around a day.

The second request came when we were ready to roll this out for broader testing. We anticipated 25 users, and requested the limit raised to 50 workspaces and kept the images at 10. This request was fulfilled within 2 hours.