Canceling a command - AWS Systems Manager

Canceling a command

You can attempt to cancel a command as long as the service shows that it is in either a Pending or Executing state. However, even if a command is still in one of these states, we cannot guarantee that the command will be terminated and the underlying process stopped.

To cancel a command using the console

  1. Open the AWS Systems Manager console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Run Command.


    If the AWS Systems Manager home page opens first, choose the menu icon ( ) to open the navigation pane, and then choose Run Command.

  3. Select the command invocation that you want to cancel.

  4. Choose Cancel command.

To cancel a command using the AWS CLI

Use the following command.

aws ssm cancel-command \ --command-id "command-ID" \ --instance-ids "instance-ID"
aws ssm cancel-command ^ --command-id "command-ID" ^ --instance-ids "instance-ID"

For information about the status of a cancelled command, see Understanding command statuses.