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aws ec2

CLI for AWS EC2. Provides secure and resizable computing capacity in the AWS cloud to enable faster development and deployment of applications. More information: https://awscli.amazonaws.com/v2/documentation/api/latest/reference/ec2/index.html.

  • Show list of all available EC2 commands:

aws ec2 help

  • Show help for specific EC2 subcommand:

aws ec2 {{subcommand}} help

  • Display information about a specific instance:

aws ec2 describe-instances --instance-ids {{instance_id}}

  • Display information about all instances:

aws ec2 describe-instances

  • Display information about all EC2 volumes:

aws ec2 describe-volumes

  • Delete an EC2 volume:

aws ec2 delete-volume --volume-id {{volume_id}}

  • Create a snapshot from an EC2 volume:

aws ec2 create-snapshot --volume-id {{volume_id}}

  • List available AMIs (Amazon Machine Images):

aws ec2 describe-images