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 https://console.aws.amazon.com/systems-manager/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Run Command.

    -or-

    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.

Linux
aws ssm cancel-command \ --command-id "command-ID" \ --instance-ids "instance-ID"
Windows
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.