AWS Systems Manager
User Guide

Additional Automation AWS CLI Examples

You can manage other aspects of Automation execution using the following tasks.

Stop an Execution

Run the following to stop a workflow. The command doesn't terminate associated instances.

aws ssm stop-automation-execution --automation-execution-id ID

Create Versions of Automation Documents

You can't change an existing automation document, but you can create a new version using the following command:

aws ssm update-document --name "patchWindowsAmi" --content file:///Users/test-user/Documents/patchWindowsAmi.json --document-version "\$LATEST"

Run the following command to view details about the existing document versions:

aws ssm list-document-versions --name "patchWindowsAmi"

The command returns information like the following:

    "DocumentVersions": [
            "IsDefaultVersion": false, 
            "Name": "patchWindowsAmi", 
            "DocumentVersion": "2", 
            "CreatedDate": 1475799950.484
            "IsDefaultVersion": false, 
            "Name": "patchWindowsAmi", 
            "DocumentVersion": "1", 
            "CreatedDate": 1475799931.064

Run the following command to update the default version for execution. The default execution version only changes when you explicitly set it to a new version. Creating a new document version does not change the default version.

aws ssm update-document-default-version --name patchWindowsAmi --document-version 2

Delete a Document

Run the following command to delete an automation document:

aws ssm delete-document --name patchWindowsAMI