Posts by Jim B.

Listing pending Amazon EC2 events using Boto and Python

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in Amazon Web Services, Blog, Operations | 0 comments

Recently Amazon added an API call enabling the querying of the status of an instance.  Some new instance events were introduced, including the instance-reboot and the (yet to be seen) system-reboot and retirement.  Shortly after this call was introduced Amazon sent email to many accounts listing pending instance-reboots for many instances.  I do not know the reason for the sudden in-rush of required instance reboots; a Xen security hole?  pending maintenance that was delayed until the API call was available?  I do suspect the retirement event was added due to the rumored retirement of one of the availability zones in us-east-1 (three year reserved instances are no...

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