AWS Classroom Series – 02/Mar/2021

Using Boto3 in lambda

  • Lets try to adopt the code to work with lambda
import boto3

ec2_resource = boto3.resource('ec2')

for instance in ec2_resource.instances.all():
    for name_pair in instance.tags:
        if 'Dev' in name_pair.values():
  • Refer Here for the changeset
  • Now create 2 ec2 instances
  • For one machine try to give tags as
    • env: Dev
    • env: QA
  • Now create a lambda function Preview
  • Now deploy the function Preview
  • Create and save test event Preview
  • Now test the functionality by executing test, we will see some failures Preview
  • Reason for error is aws lambda doesnot have permissions to change ec2 state
  • Now lets create a role to have full ec2 access for aws lambda, navigate to IAM Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview
  • Now change permissions for lambda function Preview Preview
  • Now lets test the lambda function Preview Preview Preview
  • Now this lambda function can be triggered from various sources of events
    • cloudwatch
    • Rest API Call
  • Lets make some more changes in the code so that this lambda function can start, stop or terminate instances
  • Refer Here for the changeset
  • Next steps how to integrate lambda from triggers and how to pass across results to destinations Preview
  • AWS has SDK’s for other languages Refer Here

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