Finding Running Spot Instances

Finding Running Spot Instances

A Spot Instance runs until it is interrupted or you terminate it yourself.

Now that we’ve launched Spot Instances via RunInstances, Spot Fleet, EC2 Fleet, and an Auto Scaling group, let’s go check them out.

To find running Spot Instances using the console

  1. Open the Amazon EC2 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/.
  2. In the navigation pane, choose Spot Requests.
  3. You can see both Spot Instance requests and Spot Fleet requests. If a Spot Instance request has been fulfilled, Capacity is the ID of the Spot Instance. For a Spot Fleet, Capacity indicates how much of the requested capacity has been fulfilled. To view the IDs of the instances in a Spot Fleet, choose the expand arrow, or select the fleet and then select the Instances tab.
  4. Alternatively, in the navigation pane, choose Instances. In the top right corner, choose the Show/Hide icon, and then select Lifecycle. For each instance, Lifecycle is either normal, spot, or scheduled.