Sunday, October 20, 2019

aws ec2 on linux command line


-An Amazon AWS account.(Free or Paid account)
-An IAM user with Access Key and secret access key.
–Pre-configured VPC, Subnets, Routes, Internet gateways, Security policy.
-Any Linux Machine with aws cli utlity installed.

aws cli installation:


– Linux.
– Python 2.6.5 or higher.

[Tested on Linux Mint with bash shell. should work on Ubuntu as well.]

Update your system and its packages:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Install Pip:

sudo apt install python-pip -y
sudo pip install --upgrade pip

Install the following modules:

sudo pip install setuptools
sudo pip install wheel

Install AWS CLI:

sudo pip install awscli

To verify that the installation went well, you can run the following command.

aws --version

If the output shows the aws version, then you are all set.

Enable AWS commands Auto completion:

-To enable auto completion of sub commands, run the following to check where your “aws” and “aws_completer” are located.

which aws
which aws_completer

-Copy the output of “which aws_completer”. This would the path.

Most used aws ec2 commands for shell scripts:

aws ec2 describe-instances

aws ec2 start-instances --instance-ids i-dddddd70

aws ec2 stop-instances --instance-ids i-5c8282ed

aws ec2 terminate-instances --dry-run --instance-ids i-dddddd70

aws ec2 create-tags --resources i-dddddd70 --tags Key=Department,Value=Finance

aws ec2 describe-volumes

aws ec2 attach-volume  --volume-id vol-1d5cc8cc --instance-id i-dddddd70 --device /dev/sdh

aws ec2 run-instances --dry-run --image-id ami-08111162 --count 1 --instance-type t1.micro --key-name MyKeyPair --security-groups my-ami-security-group

aws ec2 reboot-instances --instance-ids i-dddddd70

aws ec2 modify-instance-attribute --instance-id i-44a44ac3 --instance-type "{\"Value\": \"m1.small\"}"

aws ec2 create-image --instance-id i-44a44ac3 --name "Dev AMI" --description "AMI for development server"

aws ec2 describe-images --image-ids ami-2d574747

aws ec2 deregister-image --image-id ami-2d574747 && aws ec2 delete-snapshot --snapshot-id snap-4e665454

aws ec2 delete-snapshot --snapshot-id snap-4e665454

aws ec2 modify-instance-attribute --instance-id i-44a44ac3 --disable-api-termination

aws ec2 modify-instance-attribute --instance-id i-44a44ac3 --no-disable-api-termination

aws ec2 get-console-output --instance-id i-44a44ac3

aws ec2 monitor-instances --instance-ids i-44a44ac3

aws ec2 unmonitor-instances --instance-ids i-44a44ac3

aws ec2 describe-key-pairs

aws ec2 create-key-pair --key-name dev-servers

aws ec2 delete-key-pair --key-name dev-servers

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