Canceling a command - AWS Systems Manager

Canceling a command

You can attempt to cancel a command as long as the service shows that it's in either a Pending or Executing state. However, even if a command is still in one of these states, we can't guarantee that the command will be canceled 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

Run the following command.

Linux & macOS
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 canceled command, see Understanding command statuses.