AWS EB CLI Cheat Sheet – Elastic Beanstalk

In this post we will discuss about the Elastic Beanstalk CLI called EB CLI.

If you are new to Elastic Beanstalk, it’s recommended that you go through this free AWS Elastic Beanstalk crash course.

If you want to manage Elastic Beanstalk using traditional AWS CLI follow this post .


Follow these guides to install eb cli on Windows, Linux and MacOS .

Get help

eb -h

Initialize eb cli

eb init

It will ask questions:-

  • Default region
  • Access key details
  • Select existing application or create new.
  • Application name
  • Platform e.g. PHP, Python etc.
  • Setup ssh
  • Select keypair or create one.

Create environment

eb create

Check status

eb status

Check health information

eb health

Check events

eb events

Pull logs

eb logs

Open environment website in browser

eb open

Deploy Update

eb deploy

Check configuration options

eb config

Terminate environment

eb terminate

List  environments

eb list

Change current environment

eb use cldvds-env
Below are some other useful commands
eb abort Cancel deployment
eb appversion Manage EB application versions
eb clone Create clone of environment
eb console Open environment in AWS console
eb labs Extra commands for experiment
eb local Run commands on local machine
eb platform Manage platform
eb printenv Show environment variables
eb restore rebuild a terminated environment
eb scale Scaling the number of instances.
eb setenv Set environment variables
eb ssh Connect to instance via ssh
eb swap Swap CNAME of two environments
eb tags Modify environment tags
eb upgrade Update the platform to most recent version

Above list is created by referring the AWS doc for elastic beanstalk cli . If you have any query or concern please feel free to contact us.

AWS EC2 CLI – Cheat sheet

Below is the cheat sheet of AWS CLI commands for EC2.

If you are new to EC2, it’s recommended that you go through this free AWS EC2 crash course.

If you want to know how to install AWS CLI please follow steps on this post

Get help

aws ec2 help

Create instance EC2 Classic

aws ec2 run-instances --image-id ami-xxxxxxxx --count 1 --instance-type t1.micro --key-name MyKeyPair --security-groups my-sg

Create instance in VPC

aws ec2 run-instances --image-id ami-xxxxxxxx --count 1 --instance-type t2.micro --key-name MyKeyPair --security-group-ids sg-xxxxxxxx --subnet-id subnet-xxxxxxxx

Start instance

aws ec2 start-instances --instance-ids <instance-id>

Stop instance

aws ec2 stop-instances --instance-ids <instance-id>

Reboot instance 

aws ec2 reboot-instances --instance-ids <instance-id>

Terminate instance

aws ec2 terminate-instances --instance-ids <instance-id>

View console output

aws ec2 get-console-output --instance-id <instance-id>

Describe Instance

aws ec2 describe-instances --instance-ids <instance-id>

Create an AMI

aws ec2 create-image \
 --instance-id <instance-id> \
 --name myAMI \
 --description 'CloudVedas Test AMI'

List images(AMIs)

aws ec2 describe-images --image-ids <ami-id>

List  security groups

aws ec2 describe-security-groups

Create security group

aws ec2 create-security-group --vpc-id vpc-1234abcd --group-name db-access --description "cloudvedas db access"

Get details of security group

aws ec2 describe-security-groups --group-names <group-name>

Delete Security group

aws ec2 delete-security-group --group-id sg-1234abcd

List key pairs

aws ec2 describe-key-pairs

Create keypair

aws ec2 create-key-pair --key-name <value>

Import keypair

aws ec2 import-key-pair --key-name keyname_test --public-key-material file:///cldvds/sagu/

Delete keypair

aws ec2 delete-key-pair --key-name <value>

Check the networking attribute

aws ec2 describe-instance-attribute --instance-id <instance-id> --attribute sriovNetSupport

Add tags to instance

aws ec2 create-tags --resources i-xxxxxxxx --tags Key=Name,Value=MyInstance

Add EBS volume

aws ec2 --block-device-mappings "[{\"DeviceName\":\"/dev/sdf\",\"Ebs\":{\"VolumeSize\":20,\"DeleteOnTermination\":false}}]"

List EBS volumes

aws ec2 describe-volumes

Check snapshot associated with EBS volume

aws ec2 describe-volumes --volume-ids vol-01c6l3de3v21bd46s

Note:- All the above commands are taken from different AWS EC2 CLI reference guides and put in one place over here. Please run the commands after due diligence as we won’t be responsible for any mistakes in executing the commands and it’s consequences.  If you have any concern or query feel free to contact us.