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[ aws . ec2 ]

enable-fast-launch

Description

When you enable faster launching for a Windows AMI, images are pre-provisioned, using snapshots to launch instances up to 65% faster. To create the optimized Windows image, Amazon EC2 launches an instance and runs through Sysprep steps, rebooting as required. Then it creates a set of reserved snapshots that are used for subsequent launches. The reserved snapshots are automatically replenished as they are used, depending on your settings for launch frequency.

Note

To change these settings, you must own the AMI.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Synopsis

  enable-fast-launch
--image-id <value>
[--resource-type <value>]
[--snapshot-configuration <value>]
[--launch-template <value>]
[--max-parallel-launches <value>]
[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--debug]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--no-verify-ssl]
[--no-paginate]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--no-sign-request]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]

Options

--image-id (string)

The ID of the image for which you’re enabling faster launching.

--resource-type (string)

The type of resource to use for pre-provisioning the Windows AMI for faster launching. Supported values include: snapshot , which is the default value.

--snapshot-configuration (structure)

Configuration settings for creating and managing the snapshots that are used for pre-provisioning the Windows AMI for faster launching. The associated ResourceType must be snapshot .

TargetResourceCount -> (integer)

The number of pre-provisioned snapshots to keep on hand for a fast-launch enabled Windows AMI.

Shorthand Syntax:

TargetResourceCount=integer

JSON Syntax:

{
  "TargetResourceCount": integer
}

--launch-template (structure)

The launch template to use when launching Windows instances from pre-provisioned snapshots. Launch template parameters can include either the name or ID of the launch template, but not both.

LaunchTemplateId -> (string)

The ID of the launch template to use for faster launching for a Windows AMI.

LaunchTemplateName -> (string)

The name of the launch template to use for faster launching for a Windows AMI.

Version -> (string)

The version of the launch template to use for faster launching for a Windows AMI.

Shorthand Syntax:

LaunchTemplateId=string,LaunchTemplateName=string,Version=string

JSON Syntax:

{
  "LaunchTemplateId": "string",
  "LaunchTemplateName": "string",
  "Version": "string"
}

--max-parallel-launches (integer)

The maximum number of parallel instances to launch for creating resources. Value must be 6 or greater.

--dry-run | --no-dry-run (boolean)

Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation . Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation .

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

Examples

Note

To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To start fast launching for an image

The following enable-fast-launch example starts fast launching on the specified AMI and sets the maximum number of parallel instances to launch to 6. The type of resource to use to pre-provision the AMI is set to snapshot, which is also the default value.

aws ec2 enable-fast-launch \
    --image-id ami-01234567890abcedf \
    --max-parallel-launches 6 \
    --resource-type snapshot

Output:

{
    "ImageId": "ami-01234567890abcedf",
    "ResourceType": "snapshot",
    "SnapshotConfiguration": {
        "TargetResourceCount": 10
    },
    "LaunchTemplate": {},
    "MaxParallelLaunches": 6,
    "OwnerId": "0123456789123",
    "State": "enabling",
    "StateTransitionReason": "Client.UserInitiated",
    "StateTransitionTime": "2022-01-27T22:16:03.199000+00:00"
}

For more information about configuring a Windows AMI for faster launching, see Configure your AMI for faster launching in the Amazon EC2 User Guide.

Output

ImageId -> (string)

The image ID that identifies the Windows AMI for which faster launching was enabled.

ResourceType -> (string)

The type of resource that was defined for pre-provisioning the Windows AMI for faster launching.

SnapshotConfiguration -> (structure)

The configuration settings that were defined for creating and managing the pre-provisioned snapshots for faster launching of the Windows AMI. This property is returned when the associated resourceType is snapshot .

TargetResourceCount -> (integer)

The number of pre-provisioned snapshots requested to keep on hand for a fast-launch enabled Windows AMI.

LaunchTemplate -> (structure)

The launch template that is used when launching Windows instances from pre-provisioned snapshots.

LaunchTemplateId -> (string)

The ID of the launch template for faster launching of the associated Windows AMI.

LaunchTemplateName -> (string)

The name of the launch template for faster launching of the associated Windows AMI.

Version -> (string)

The version of the launch template for faster launching of the associated Windows AMI.

MaxParallelLaunches -> (integer)

The maximum number of parallel instances to launch for creating resources.

OwnerId -> (string)

The owner ID for the Windows AMI for which faster launching was enabled.

State -> (string)

The current state of faster launching for the specified Windows AMI.

StateTransitionReason -> (string)

The reason that the state changed for faster launching for the Windows AMI.

StateTransitionTime -> (timestamp)

The time that the state changed for faster launching for the Windows AMI.