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".

Parameters

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

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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AWS EC2 Create Route
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AWS EC2 Create Subnet
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AWS EC2 Create VPC
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AWS EC2 Delete Route Table
Deletes a specified route table.
AWS EC2 Delete Security Group
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AWS EC2 Delete Tag
Deletes a single tag against a single resource.
AWS EC2 Describe Availability Zone
Returns a single availability zone's Name, State, and Region.
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 Image List
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AWS EC2 Image Retrieve
Retrieves the properties of the image supplied
AWS EC2 Instance Retrieve
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AWS EC2 Instance Stop
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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
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AWS EC2 Run Instances
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