AWS does not spin up

Hello I am trying to spin up AWS but after clicking the Start Lab button, the AWS link remains yellow and nothing spins up.

THIS MIGHT WORK:

  1. START THE LAB (wait a little if it starts or dont)
  2. CLOSE THE TAB ( YES! CLOSE IT)
  3. AGAIN START IT FROM GRADED EXTERNAL TOOL PAGE.

this worked for me. Hope it will work for you too.

I had the same issue. After waiting a very long time (~20 mins?), the lab eventually started up. I think this is just a function of how busy AWS is, but will try tikendraw’s suggestion if it happens next time.