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NAME

       ec2-run-instances - Launch instances of an image

SYNOPSIS

        ec2run ([ec2-run-instances])
        ec2run [GENERAL OPTIONS] AMI [SPECIFIC OPTIONS]

GENERAL NOTES

        Any command option/parameter may be passed a value of '-' to indicate
        that values for that option should be read from stdin.

DESCRIPTION

        Launch a number of instances of a specified AMI.
        The AMI parameter is the AMI ID of the AMI to launch.

GENERAL OPTIONS

        -K, --private-key KEY
            Specify KEY as the private key to use. Defaults to the value of the
            EC2_PRIVATE_KEY environment variable (if set). Overrides the default.

        -C, --cert CERT
            Specify CERT as the X509 certificate to use. Defaults to the value
            of the EC2_CERT environment variable (if set). Overrides the default.

        -U, --url URL
            Specify URL as the web service URL to use. Defaults to the value of
            'https://ec2.amazonaws.com' (us-east-1) or to that of the
            EC2_URL environment variable (if set). Overrides the default.

        --region REGION
            Specify REGION as the web service region to use.
            This option will override the URL specified by the "-U URL" option
            and EC2_URL environment variable.

        -v, --verbose
            Verbose output.

        -?, --help
            Display this help.

        -H, --headers
            Display column headers.

        --debug
            Display additional debugging information.

        --show-empty-fields
            Indicate empty fields.

        --hide-tags
            Do not display tags for tagged resources.

        --connection-timeout TIMEOUT
            Specify a connection timeout TIMEOUT (in seconds).

        --request-timeout TIMEOUT
            Specify a request timeout TIMEOUT (in seconds).

SPECIFIC OPTIONS

        -b, --block-device-mapping MAPPING
            Defines a block device mapping for the instance(s), in the form
            '<device>=<block-device>', where 'block-device' can be one of the
            following:

             - 'none': indicates that a block device that would be exposed at the
               specified device should be suppressed. For example: '/dev/sdb=none'

             - 'ephemeral[0-3]': indicates that the Amazon EC2 ephemeral store
               (instance local storage) should be exposed at the specified device.
               For example: '/dev/sdc=ephemeral0'.

             - '[<snapshot-id>][:<size>[:<delete-on-termination>]]': indicates
               that an Amazon EBS volume, created from the specified Amazon EBS
               snapshot, should be exposed at the specified device. The following
               combinations are supported:

                - '<snapshot-id>': the ID of an Amazon EBS snapshot, which must
                  be owned by or restorable by the caller. May be left out if a
                  <size> is specified, creating an empty Amazon EBS volume of
                  the specified size.

                - '<size>': the size (GiBs) of the Amazon EBS volume to be
                  created. If a snapshot was specified, this may not be smaller
                  than the size of the snapshot itself.

                - '<delete-on-termination>': indicates whether the Amazon EBS
                  volume should be deleted on instance termination. If not
                  specified, this will default to 'true' and the volume will be
                  deleted.

               For example: '/dev/sdb=snap-7eb96d16'
                            '/dev/sdc=snap-7eb96d16:80:false'
                            '/dev/sdd=:120'

            See the latest Developer's Guide for further information.

        -d, --user-data DATA
            Specifies the user data to be made available to the instance(s) in
            this reservation.

        -f, --user-data-file DATA-FILE
            Specifies the file containing user data to be made available to the
            instance(s) in this reservation.

        -g, --group GROUP [--group GROUP...]
            Specifies the security group (or groups if specified multiple times)
            within which the instance(s) should be run. Determines the ingress
            firewall rules that will be applied to the launched instances.
            Defaults to the user's default group if not supplied.

        -k, --key KEYPAIR
            Specifies the key pair to use when launching the instance(s).

        -m, --monitor
            Enables monitoring of the specified instance(s).

        -n, --instance-count MIN[-MAX]
            The number of instances to attempt to launch. May be specified as a
            single integer or as a range (min-max). This specifies the minumum
            and maximum number of instances to attempt to launch. If a single
            integer is specified min and max are both set to that value.

        -s, --subnet SUBNET
            The ID of the Amazon VPC subnet in which to launch the instance(s).

        -t, --instance-type TYPE
            Specifies the type of instance to be launched. Refer to the latest
            Developer's Guide for valid values.

        -z, --availability-zone ZONE
            Specifies the availability zone to launch the instance(s) in. Run the
            'ec2-describe-availability-zones' command for a list of values, and
            see the latest Developer's Guide for their meanings.

        --addressing ADDRESSING
            Specifies the addressing type to use for the instance(s). Refer to the
            latest Developer's Guide for valid values.

        --disable-api-termination
            Indicates that the instance(s) may not be terminated using the
            TerminateInstances API call.

        --instance-initiated-shutdown-behavior BEHAVIOR
            Indicates what the instance(s) should do if an on instance shutdown
            is issued. The following values are supported

             - 'stop': indicates that the instance should move into the stopped
                state and remain available to be restarted.

             - 'terminate': indicates that the instance should move into the
                terminated state.

        --kernel KERNEL
            Specifies the ID of the kernel to launch the instance(s) with.

        --license-pool LICENSE_POOL
            Specifies the license pool to use when launching the instance(s).

        --ramdisk RAMDISK
            Specifies the ID of the ramdisk to launch the instance(s) with.

        --placement-group GROUP_NAME
            Specifies the placement group into which the instances
            should be launched.

        --private-ip-address IP_ADDRESS
            Specifies the private IP address to use when launching an
            Amazon VPC instance.

        --client-token TOKEN
            Client token for idempotency.

        --tenancy TENANCY
            Specifies the tenancy of an instance, which can be default or dedicated.
             - default: The default tenancy.
             - dedicated: The instance does not share hardware with instances
               launched from other accounts (additional charges apply).
             This option is only available for VPC instances.

SEE ALSO

         http://docs.amazonwebservices.com/AWSEC2/2011-11-01/CommandLineReference
         http://docs.amazonwebservices.com/AWSEC2/latest/CommandLineReference