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[ aws . lightsail ]

create-instances

Description

Creates one or more Amazon Lightsail instances.

The create instances operation supports tag-based access control via request tags. For more information, see the Lightsail Dev Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  create-instances
--instance-names <value>
--availability-zone <value>
[--custom-image-name <value>]
--blueprint-id <value>
--bundle-id <value>
[--user-data <value>]
[--key-pair-name <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--add-ons <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--instance-names (list)

The names to use for your new Lightsail instances. Separate multiple values using quotation marks and commas, for example: ["MyFirstInstance","MySecondInstance"]

(string)

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

--availability-zone (string)

The Availability Zone in which to create your instance. Use the following format: us-east-2a (case sensitive). You can get a list of Availability Zones by using the get regions operation. Be sure to add the include Availability Zones parameter to your request.

--custom-image-name (string)

(Deprecated) The name for your custom image.

Note

In releases prior to June 12, 2017, this parameter was ignored by the API. It is now deprecated.

--blueprint-id (string)

The ID for a virtual private server image (e.g., app_wordpress_4_4 or app_lamp_7_0 ). Use the get blueprints operation to return a list of available images (or blueprints ).

Note

Use active blueprints when creating new instances. Inactive blueprints are listed to support customers with existing instances and are not necessarily available to create new instances. Blueprints are marked inactive when they become outdated due to operating system updates or new application releases.

--bundle-id (string)

The bundle of specification information for your virtual private server (or instance ), including the pricing plan (e.g., micro_1_0 ).

--user-data (string)

A launch script you can create that configures a server with additional user data. For example, you might want to run apt-get -y update .

Note

Depending on the machine image you choose, the command to get software on your instance varies. Amazon Linux and CentOS use yum , Debian and Ubuntu use apt-get , and FreeBSD uses pkg . For a complete list, see the Dev Guide .

--key-pair-name (string)

The name of your key pair.

--tags (list)

The tag keys and optional values to add to the resource during create.

Use the TagResource action to tag a resource after it's created.

(structure)

Describes a tag key and optional value assigned to an Amazon Lightsail resource.

For more information about tags in Lightsail, see the Lightsail Dev Guide .

key -> (string)

The key of the tag.

Constraints: Tag keys accept a maximum of 128 letters, numbers, spaces in UTF-8, or the following characters: + - = . _ : / @

value -> (string)

The value of the tag.

Constraints: Tag values accept a maximum of 256 letters, numbers, spaces in UTF-8, or the following characters: + - = . _ : / @

Shorthand Syntax:

key=string,value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "key": "string",
    "value": "string"
  }
  ...
]

--add-ons (list)

An array of objects representing the add-ons to enable for the new instance.

(structure)

Describes a request to enable, modify, or disable an add-on for an Amazon Lightsail resource.

Note

An additional cost may be associated with enabling add-ons. For more information, see the Lightsail pricing page .

addOnType -> (string)

The add-on type.

autoSnapshotAddOnRequest -> (structure)

An object that represents additional parameters when enabling or modifying the automatic snapshot add-on.

snapshotTimeOfDay -> (string)

The daily time when an automatic snapshot will be created.

Constraints:

  • Must be in HH:00 format, and in an hourly increment.
  • Specified in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
  • The snapshot will be automatically created between the time specified and up to 45 minutes after.

Shorthand Syntax:

addOnType=string,autoSnapshotAddOnRequest={snapshotTimeOfDay=string} ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "addOnType": "AutoSnapshot",
    "autoSnapshotAddOnRequest": {
      "snapshotTimeOfDay": "string"
    }
  }
  ...
]

--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.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Examples

Example 1: To create a single instance

The following create-instances example creates an instance in the specified AWS Region and Availability Zone, using the WordPress blueprint, and the $3.50 USD bundle.

aws lightsail create-instances \
    --instance-names Instance-1 \
    --availability-zone us-west-2a \
    --blueprint-id wordpress_5_1_1_2 \
    --bundle-id nano_2_0

Output:

{
    "operations": [
        {
            "id": "9a77158f-7be3-4d6d-8054-cf5ae2b720cc",
            "resourceName": "Instance-1",
            "resourceType": "Instance",
            "createdAt": 1569447986.061,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "us-west-2a",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            },
            "isTerminal": false,
            "operationType": "CreateInstance",
            "status": "Started",
            "statusChangedAt": 1569447986.061
        }
    ]
}

Example 2: To create multiple instances at one time

The following create-instances example creates three instances in the specified AWS Region and Availability Zone, using the WordPress blueprint, and the $3.50 USD bundle.

aws lightsail create-instances \
    --instance-names {"Instance1","Instance2","Instance3"} \
    --availability-zone us-west-2a \
    --blueprint-id wordpress_5_1_1_2 \
    --bundle-id nano_2_0

Output:

{
    "operations": [
        {
            "id": "5492f015-9d2e-48c6-8eea-b516840e6903",
            "resourceName": "Instance1",
            "resourceType": "Instance",
            "createdAt": 1569448780.054,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "us-west-2a",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            },
            "isTerminal": false,
            "operationType": "CreateInstance",
            "status": "Started",
            "statusChangedAt": 1569448780.054
        },
        {
            "id": "c58b5f46-2676-44c8-b95c-3ad375898515",
            "resourceName": "Instance2",
            "resourceType": "Instance",
            "createdAt": 1569448780.054,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "us-west-2a",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            },
            "isTerminal": false,
            "operationType": "CreateInstance",
            "status": "Started",
            "statusChangedAt": 1569448780.054
        },
        {
            "id": "a5ad8006-9bee-4499-9eb7-75e42e6f5882",
            "resourceName": "Instance3",
            "resourceType": "Instance",
            "createdAt": 1569448780.054,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "us-west-2a",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            },
            "isTerminal": false,
            "operationType": "CreateInstance",
            "status": "Started",
            "statusChangedAt": 1569448780.054
        }
    ]
}

Output

operations -> (list)

An array of objects that describe the result of the action, such as the status of the request, the timestamp of the request, and the resources affected by the request.

(structure)

Describes the API operation.

id -> (string)

The ID of the operation.

resourceName -> (string)

The resource name.

resourceType -> (string)

The resource type.

createdAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the operation was initialized (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

location -> (structure)

The AWS Region and Availability Zone.

availabilityZone -> (string)

The Availability Zone. Follows the format us-east-2a (case-sensitive).

regionName -> (string)

The AWS Region name.

isTerminal -> (boolean)

A Boolean value indicating whether the operation is terminal.

operationDetails -> (string)

Details about the operation (e.g., Debian-1GB-Ohio-1 ).

operationType -> (string)

The type of operation.

status -> (string)

The status of the operation.

statusChangedAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the status was changed (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

errorCode -> (string)

The error code.

errorDetails -> (string)

The error details.