Use Amazon EC2 with the AWS CLI - AWS Command Line Interface

Use Amazon EC2 with the AWS CLI

An introduction to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

You can access the features of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) using the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI). To list the AWS CLI commands for Amazon EC2, use the following command.

aws ec2 help

Before you run any commands, set your default credentials. For more information, see Configure the AWS CLI.

This topic shows short-form examples of AWS CLI commands that perform common tasks for Amazon EC2.

For long-form examples of AWS CLI commands, see AWS CLI code examples repository on GitHub.