How to stop EC2 instances using Boto3

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Hi Guys,

I have launched EC2 instances in AWS. I am new to the boto3 module. I want to stop an instance using boto3. How can I do that?

Oct 7, 2020 in AWS by akhtar
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Hi@akhtar,

To change the state of an EC2 instance you have to target it using the EC2 instance id, bypassing the id to the 'Instance()' method and then using the 'stop()' method to stop the EC2 instance.

import boto3
ec2 = boto3.resource('ec2')
ec2.Instance('instance_ID').stop()
answered Oct 7, 2020 by MD
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