AWS CLI instance status and process check

HI Experts,

Have an AWS Instance and I would like to manage them using AWS CLI.

So I was able to install, configure, and setup aws cli on linux and able to stop/start a particular instance using CLI.

my request here is
Since I have this as part of a CDCI Jenkins Pipeline...When starting an instance, would like to
  1. Ensure instance is fully up and running.
  2. Required services are up and running as well (e.g. jenkins, docker, etc)
  3. Before I trigger downstream job.

Could you pls help what is the best way to achieve this. I'm not restricted to AWS CLI, we can also try boto3 as well if we have more control over there.

thanks in advance
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Shalom CarmelCTOCommented:
There are several cli commands you can use get information about your instances. Afaik boto3 does not have any hidden capabilities, except of course that you are dealing with code and not shell scripts.

To monitor the instance status:
aws ec2 describe-instance-status --instance-ids <your_instance_list>

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To wait until the instance reaches specific EC2 status
aws ec2 wait instance-status-ok  --instance-ids <your_instance_list>

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To get the console output and be able to parse it for important messages:
aws ec2 get-console-output  --instance-id  <your_instance>

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You could also use the AWS Systems Manager (ssm) to configure your servers and the application infrastructure. SSM has both inventory management (which servers I have and what are they running), and actions.

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enthuguyAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot shalomc, that was really helpful
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