Understanding automation statuses - AWS Systems Manager

Understanding automation statuses

AWS Systems Manager Automation reports detailed status information about the various statuses an automation action or step goes through when you run an automation and for the overall automation. Automation is a capability of AWS Systems Manager. You can monitor automation statuses using the following methods:

About automation statuses

Automation reports status details for individual automation actions in addition to the overall automation.

The overall automation status can be different than the status reported by an individual action or step as noted in the following tables.

Detailed status for actions
Status Details
Pending The step hasn't started running. If your automation uses conditional actions, steps remain in this state after an automation has completed if the condition wasn't met to run the step. Steps also remain in this state if the automation is canceled before the step runs.
InProgress The step is running.
Waiting The step is waiting for input.
Success The step completed successfully. This is a terminal state.
TimedOut A step or approval wasn't completed before the specified timeout period. This is a terminal state.
Cancelling The step is in the process of stopping after being canceled by a requester.
Cancelled The step was stopped by a requester before it completed. This is a terminal state.
Failed

The step didn't complete successfully. This is a terminal state.

Detailed status for an automation
Status Details
Pending The automation hasn't started running.
InProgress The automation is running.
Waiting The automation is waiting for input.
Success The automation completed successfully. This is a terminal state.
TimedOut A step or approval wasn't completed before the specified timeout period. This is a terminal state.
Cancelling The automation is in the process of stopping after being canceled by a requester.
Cancelled The automation was stopped by a requester before it completed. This is a terminal state.
Failed

The automation didn't complete successfully. This is a terminal state.