Kevin B. Linux Engineer. Pilot.

Launching Instances with the AWS CLI

I have a pretty cool job. When my team isn't putting out fires in our production environment, we're working on ways to automate future deployments to production and even non-production environments. Part of that is spinning up new VMs inside AWS. If you're just setting up one VM, working through the AWS Console isn't too bad. If you're setting up more than that, it's an irritatingly repetitive process. I installed the AWS CLI utilities originally to just pull down existing inventory data, but then realized that I can do a whole lot more than just that. I found that you can

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