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Visualize and Manage Resources with the Amazon VPC Resource Map


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the leading cloud service providers, and its Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is a widely used service for managing network infrastructure. To help manage Amazon VPC resources, AWS recently introduced a new feature in Amazon VPC, i.e., the Amazon VPC Resource Map. In this blog post, we’ll look at Amazon VPC resource maps and how they can help you manage your Amazon VPC.

Amazon VPC Resource Map

Amazon VPC resource map visually represents your Amazon VPC infrastructure within the AWS Management Console. It provides a graphical view of your Amazon VPC resources, such as subnets, security groups, network interfaces, and gateways. The map displays the relationships between these resources as lines or edges and allows you to identify any issues or misconfigurations quickly. To use the Amazon VPC Resource Map, you must have an active AWS account and create an Amazon VPC within the account.



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Why do you need an Amazon VPC Resource Map?

Managing a complex Amazon VPC infrastructure can be challenging, and a resource map can help you understand the relationships between your resources and identify any issues. Here are some reasons why you might need an Amazon VPC resource map:

  • Network Optimization – With the Amazon VPC resource map, you can identify underutilized resources and adjust them to optimize network performance. For example, you can identify subnets with low traffic and consolidate them to reduce costs.
  • Security – You can use the Amazon VPC resource map to ensure your security groups are configured correctly and only allow necessary traffic. You can also identify any resources that are publicly accessible and take action to secure them.
  • Troubleshooting – The Amazon VPC resource map can help you quickly identify the root cause of network issues. For example, if a particular subnet is experiencing high latency, you can check its relationship with other resources to determine if there are any issues.

Benefits of Amazon VPC Resource Map

  • Increased Visibility – The resource map visually represents your Amazon VPC infrastructure, allowing you to see all the resources and their relationships. This can help you identify any misconfigurations and security risks.
  • Simplified Management – With a clear understanding of your Amazon VPC infrastructure, you can manage your resources more efficiently, make informed decisions about resource allocation, and optimize your network performance.
  • Time-Saving The resource map saves time by providing a quick overview of your Amazon VPC infrastructure, which can help you identify issues and reduce troubleshooting time.


The Amazon VPC Resource Map is a feature AWS provides as part of its Amazon VPC service. As such, it is included in the pricing for the Amazon VPC service and does not incur any additional charges.

The cost of using Amazon VPC varies depending on the resources used, such as the number of Amazon VPCs, subnets, and network interfaces, as well as the amount of data transferred. However, no additional charges exist for using the Amazon VPC Resource Map.

It’s important to note that AWS charges for other services that may be used with the Amazon VPC, such as Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon S3, and data transfer. These charges are separate from the Amazon VPC service and are based on usage.

The Amazon VPC Resource Map is included in the pricing for the Amazon VPC service, and there are no additional charges for using it. The cost of using Amazon VPC varies depending on the resources used and other services used in conjunction with the Amazon VPC. It’s always recommended to review the pricing details and consult the AWS documentation before using any AWS service to avoid unexpected charges.


Amazon VPC resource maps are essential for managing complex Amazon VPC infrastructures. They visually represent your resources and their relationships, making it easier to optimize network performance, improve security, and troubleshoot issues.

Drop a query if you have any questions regarding Amazon VPC Resource Map and we will get back to you quickly.

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1. Can I access the Amazon VPC Resource Map using the AWS CLI or API?

ANS: – No, the Amazon VPC Resource Map is only accessible through the AWS Management Console.

2. Can I customize the display of the Amazon VPC Resource Map?

ANS: – Yes, you can customize the display by selecting or deselecting resources, changing the layout, and adjusting the zoom level.

3. Can the Amazon VPC Resource Map show cross-account Amazon VPC resources?

ANS: – Yes, if you have appropriate permissions, you can view Amazon VPC resources from other AWS accounts.

WRITTEN BY Aishwarya Joshi

Aishwarya works as a Research Associate (AWS Media services) with CloudThat. She is an enthusiastic individual and a good team player. A positive attitude is her way of dealing with everything. She enjoys learning new technologies and exploring various ways of problem-solving. As of late, she has become proficient in cloud services and enjoys writing technical blogs.



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