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[ aws . lightsail ]

start-instance

Description

Starts a specific Amazon Lightsail instance from a stopped state. To restart an instance, use the reboot instance operation.

Note

When you start a stopped instance, Lightsail assigns a new public IP address to the instance. To use the same IP address after stopping and starting an instance, create a static IP address and attach it to the instance. For more information, see the Lightsail Dev Guide .

The start instance operation supports tag-based access control via resource tags applied to the resource identified by instance name . For more information, see the Lightsail Dev Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  start-instance
--instance-name <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--instance-name (string)

The name of the instance (a virtual private server) to start.

--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

To start an instance

The following start-instance example starts the specified instance.

aws lightsail start-instance \
    --instance-name WordPress-1

Output:

{
    "operations": [
        {
            "id": "f88d2a93-7cea-4165-afce-2d688cb18f23",
            "resourceName": "WordPress-1",
            "resourceType": "Instance",
            "createdAt": 1571695583.463,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "us-west-2a",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            },
            "isTerminal": false,
            "operationType": "StartInstance",
            "status": "Started",
            "statusChangedAt": 1571695583.463
        }
    ]
}

Output

operations -> (list)

An array of key-value pairs containing information about the request operation.

(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.