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AWS EC2 Instance Start

This handler sends a start request to an AWS EC2 machine instance

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Detailed Description

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

Parameter Example Configuration
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".

Change Log

Version Date Description
2.1 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
2 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.
1 2011-03-04 * Initial version. See README for details.