Change State activity input variables

These variables determine the behavior of the activity.

Field Description
Account Select the name of the Amazon EC2 account from which this instance was created.
Action
  • Start Instances
  • Stop Instances
  • Reboot Instances
  • Use scratchpad variables
Instances Amazon VMs whose state you want to change. Define multiple instances with a comma-delimited list of instance IDs. If one instance in a list of instances fails, the entire request fails. For example, if you attempt to stop 5 instances, and one instance is not an EBS volume, none of the instances will stop.
Region Amazon EC2 region that is hosting the instance. Access a scratchpad pad variable for the region by adding ${workflow.scratchpad.region} to the field.
Sensor script The script to execute after the request is made and a response is received. You can access the full XML response body from the activity.output object. The script also populates the instances variable.