Terminate Instances scratchpad entries The activity writes this data to the workflow scratchpad. Variable Description instances An array of instance objects. Each object in the array contains: instance_id: ID of the running instance. private_dns: wmpty string, because a terminated instance does not have a private DNS. dns: empty string, because a terminated instance does not have a public DNS. ip_address: empty string because a terminated instance does not have an IP address. instance_state: state of the instance: 0: Pending 16: Running 32: Shutting down 48: Terminated 64: Stopping 80: Stopped instance_xml: the raw XML returned by Amazon.