AWS EC2 Instance Start Version 2

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".


Name Description
Instance ID The instance id of the EC2 virtual machine that this handler will send a start request to

Sample Configuration

Name Description
Instance ID i-511f444b1594e8a35


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".


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


Related Handlers

AWS EC2 Attach Internet Gateway
Attaches an Internet gateway to a VPC, enabling connectivity between the Internet and the VPC.
AWS EC2 Create Internet Gateway
Creates an internet gateway
AWS EC2 Create Key Pair
Creates a 2048-bit RSA key pair with the specified name.
AWS EC2 Create Route Table
Creates a route table for the specified VPC.
AWS EC2 Create Security Group
This handler is used to create a security group in AWS.
AWS EC2 Create Tag
Creates a single tag against a single resource.
AWS EC2 Delete Internet Gateway
Deletes a VPC
AWS EC2 Delete Network Interface
Deletes the specified network interface. You must detach the network interface before you can delete it.
AWS EC2 Delete Route
Deletes the specified route from the specified route table.
AWS EC2 Delete Subnet
Deletes a specified subnet.
AWS EC2 Delete VPC
Deletes a VPC
AWS EC2 Describe Availability Zones
Returns a set of availability zones and details for each of those zones.
AWS EC2 Describe Images
Describes one or more of the images (AMIs, AKIs, and ARIs) available to you. Images available to you include public images, private images that you own, and private images owned by other AWS accounts but for which you have explicit launch permissions.
AWS EC2 Disassociate Route Table
Disassociates a subnet from a route table.
AWS EC2 Instance List
Retrieves list of machine instances attached to the AWS credentials supplied
AWS EC2 Instance Retrieve
Retrieves the properties of the machine instance supplied
AWS EC2 Instance Stop
This handler sends a stop request to an AWS EC2 machine instance
AWS EC2 Modify Instance Attribute
Modifies the specified attribute of the specified instance. You can specify only one attribute at a time.
AWS EC2 Revoke Security Group Ingress
Removes one or more ingress rules from a security group.
AWS EC2 Run Instances
Launches the specified number of instances using an AMI for which you have permissions.