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AWS EC2 Instance Start

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The start_instance function can be executed against any valid instance in any state. When executed against an already started instance, the Previous Status and Current Status will both be "running".

Parameters
Name Description Sample
Instance ID The instance id of the EC2 virtual machine that this handler will send a start request to i-511f444b1594e8a35
Results
Name Description
Previous Status The state of the machine instance prior to the start request being issued.
Current Status The state of the machine instance after the start request. The state will typically be "pending".
Changelog

AWS EC2 Instance Start V1 (2011-03-04)

  • Initial version. See README for details.

AWS EC2 Instance Start V2 (2011-03-04)

  • Changed 'Previous State' result to 'Previous Status' to be more consistent with the AWS EC2 console.
  • Changed 'Current State' result to 'Current Status' to be more consistent with the AWS EC2 console.
  • Added comments for execute method in init.rb.

AWS EC2 Instance Start V2.1 (2017-08-24)

  • Update the EC2 gem to AWS SDK 2.2.34.
  • Change Info Values to be more consistent with the other AWS handlers.
  • Internal tweaks to make execution similar to other AWS handlers.
  • Remove Request Id from results because it is no longer supplied by the AWS EC2 API
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