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A command line tool that allows you to spin up AWS EC2 Spot Instances instantly

Project description

A command line tool that allows you to spin up AWS EC2 Spot Instances instantly

Background

I do a lot of computation, but my computer is pretty crappy, so often I have to spin up ec2 spot instances to do some computation. Spot Instances are a good resource to use AWS EC2 instances for fairly cheap, and I am very frugal. I created this tool because I didn’t want to have to develop something on my commandline, go to my browser and create a spot instance, then go back to my commandline to rsync/scp everything up. This tool allows me to stay in my commandline the whole way.

Installation

To install, simply run

pip3 install --user spotme

Setup

Since spotcheck uses boto3, you’ll have to setup the same way. You can view the docs here

Usage

To use, run

spotme

and a series of questions will be prompted.

The result is of the form

Launching spot states sir-123abcde

+---------------------+---------------+---------------+
| Instance Id         | Public IP     | Private IP    |
+---------------------+---------------+---------------+
| i-05f10faefc833c643 | x.x.x.x       | x.x.x.x       |
+---------------------+---------------+---------------+

Repeatable Usage

If you don’t want to enter the CLI prompt every time, you can run the CLI with the options

spotme --InstanceType=t2.micro --SpotPrice=0.006 --InstanceCount=1 --AvailabilityZone=ca-central-1a --LaunchImageId=ami-d29e25b6 --SecurityGroup=sg-123abcd --KeyName=yourkeypair

Version

  • 1.2.0
    • Added Key-pair name
  • 1.1.0
    • Added customization security group
  • 1.0.x
    • Fix Bugs
  • 1.0.0
    • First publish

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