AWS CLI Elastic Beanstalk cheat sheet

In our last post we have seen how to use EB CLI for managing elastic beanstalk through command line.  But, you can also manage elastic beanstalk using traditional AWS CLI. In this post you will find  AWS CLI cheat sheet for the same.

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

Below are the major commands used frequently while managing the elastic beanstalk environment.

To check the availability of a CNAME

aws elasticbeanstalk check-dns-availability --cname-prefix my-cname

To create a new application

aws elasticbeanstalk create-application --application-name CldVdsApp --description "my application"

Compose Environments

 aws elasticbeanstalk compose-environments --application-name media-library --group-name dev --version-labels front-v1 worker-v1

To create a new environment for an application

The following command creates a new environment for version “v1” of a java application named “CldVdsApp”:

aws elasticbeanstalk create-environment --application-name CldVdsApp --environment-name my-env --cname-prefix CldVdsApp --version-label v1 --solution-stack-name "64bit Amazon Linux 2015.03 v2.0.0 running Tomcat 8 Java 8"

To specify a JSON file to define environment configuration options

The following create-environment command specifies that a JSON file with the name myoptions.jsonshould be used to override values obtained from the solution stack or the configuration template:

aws elasticbeanstalk create-environment --environment-name sample-env --application-name CldVdsApp --option-settings file://myoptions.json

To create a storage location

The following command creates a storage location in Amazon S3:

aws elasticbeanstalk create-storage-location

To abort a deployment

aws elasticbeanstalk abort-environment-update --environment-name my-env

To delete an application

The following command deletes an application named CldVdsApp:

aws elasticbeanstalk delete-application --application-name CldVdsApp

You can refer the complete set of AWS CLI for elastic beanstalk on this link.

Note:- All the above commands are taken from different AWS 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 or comment below.

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.