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New Amazon EC2 Features: Resource Tagging, Idempotency, Filtering, Bring Your Own Keys

by Jeff Barr | on | in Amazon EC2 | | Comments

We’ve just introduced four cool new features for Amazon EC2. Instead of trying to squeeze all of the information in to one ridiculously long post, I’ve written four separate posts. Here’s what we introduced:

  • Resource Tagging -Tag the following types of resources: EC2 instances, Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), EBS volumes, EBS snapshots, and Amazon VPC resources such as VPCs, subnets, connections, and gateways.
  • Idempotent Instance Creation – Ensure that multiple EC2 instances are not accidentally created when you needed just one.
  • Filtering – Filter the information returned by an EC2 Describe call using one or more key/value pairs as filters.
  • Bring Your Own Keypair – Import your own RSA keypair for use with EC2.

The posts are linked to each other, so you can start at Resource Tagging and read each of them in turn.

— Jeff;