AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 3.5
Starts an Amazon EBS-backed AMI that you've previously stopped.

Instances that use Amazon EBS volumes as their root devices can be quickly stopped and started. When an instance is stopped, the compute resources are released and you are not billed for hourly instance usage. However, your root partition Amazon EBS volume remains, continues to persist your data, and you are charged for Amazon EBS volume usage. You can restart your instance at any time. Each time you transition an instance from stopped to started, Amazon EC2 charges a full instance hour, even if transitions happen multiple times within a single hour.

Before stopping an instance, make sure it is in a state from which it can be restarted. Stopping an instance does not preserve data stored in RAM.

Performing this operation on an instance that uses an instance store as its root device returns an error.

For more information, see Stopping Instances in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

Namespace: Amazon.EC2
Assembly: AWSSDK.dll
Version: (assembly version)


public virtual StartInstancesResponse StartInstances(
         StartInstancesRequest request


Type: Amazon.EC2.Model.StartInstancesRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the StartInstances service method.

Return Value
Type: Amazon.EC2.Model.StartInstancesResponse
The response from the StartInstances service method, as returned by EC2.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5