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Reboot EC2 Instances Actions
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Written by Matt Houser
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The Reboot EC2 Instances action can be used to reboot more or more EC2 instances at a specific time of day.

For example, 3 instances can be rebooted automatically at 8pm.


Please see Common Action Settings for a description of settings common to all action types.

Instance Identification Method

Indicates the method in which instances are selected. Possible options include:

  • By Instance ID - Specify specific instance IDs to reboot

  • By Instance Name - Selects instances by comparing the Name tag of EC2 instances

  • By EC2 Tag - Selects instances by comparing any EC2 tag

  • All Instances - Selects all instances

Instance IDs

Indicates the list of instance IDs of the EC2 instances that are to be rebooted. This value usually looks like "i-84a3dc7b". These instances must reside in the region specified.

Instance Name Comparison

The comparison type with which the instance name will be compared.

Instance Name

The comparison value to use when comparing the EC2 instance name.

EC2 Tag Name

The name of the EC2 tag used to select the instances.

EC2 Tag Value

The EC2 tag value used to select the instances.

Amazon Commands Used

The following Amazon AWS commands are used. The credentials should have permission to execute all of them.

  • ec2:DescribeInstances

  • ec2:RebootInstances

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