AWS EC2 Modify Instance Attribute Version 1

This handler uses the AWS REST API to modify the specified attribute of the specified instance. You can specify only one attribute at a time. For more information see the AWS Amazon Virtual Private Cloud User Guide online.

The Dry Run parameter validates user permissions and inputs. If it is set to true, an error will always be thrown by the handler before completing the handler action. Error response will be 'DryRunOperation' if the account has proper permissions and inputs; 'UnauthorizedOperation' if the account does not have proper permissions.


Name Description
Dry Run Dry run validates user permissions and inputs without completing the EC2 action (true or false).
Instance ID The ID of the instance.
attribute The name of the attribute
Value A new value for the attribute.
Block Device Mapping Modifies the DeleteOnTermination attribute for volumes that are currently attached.
Source Destination Check true or false. Specifies whether source/destination checking is enabled.
Disable API Termination true or false. If the value is true, you can't terminate the instance using the Amazon EC2 console, CLI, or API; otherwise, you can.
Instance Type The instance type. Changes the instance type to the specified value.
Kernel ID Changes the instance's kernel to the specified value.
Ramdisk ID Changes the instance's RAM disk to the specified value.
User Data Changes the instance's user data to the specified value. Input is base64-encoded MIME data.
Instance Initiated Shutdown Behavior Accepts 'stop' or 'terminate'.
Security Group IDs One or more security group names, separated by commas.
EBS Optimized true or false. Specifies whether the instance is optimized for EBS I/O.
SRIOV Net Support Set to simple to enable enhanced networking for the instance.

Sample Configuration

Name Description
Dry Run
Instance ID
Block Device Mapping
Source Destination Check
Disable API Termination
Instance Type
Kernel ID
Ramdisk ID
User Data
Instance Initiated Shutdown Behavior
Security Group IDs
EBS Optimized
SRIOV Net Support


This handler does not return any results.


AWS EC2 Modify Instance Attribute V1 (2017-08-24)

  • Initial version. See README for details.

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