AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Developer Guide (API Version 2010-12-01)
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Note

This version of the EB CLI and its documentation have been replaced with version 3. Version 3 has different commands and is not backwards compatible with version 2. For information on the new version, see The Elastic Beanstalk Command Line Interface (EB CLI).

Description

Creates and deploys the current application into the specified environment. For a tutorial that includes a description of how to deploy a sample application using eb start, see Getting Started with Eb.

Syntax

eb start

Options

Name Description Required

-e

or

--environment-name ENVIRONMENT_NAME

The environment into which you want to create or start the current application.

Type: String

Default: Current setting

No

Common options

For more information, see Eb Common Options.

No

Output

If successful, the command returns the status of the start operation. If there were issues during the launch, you can use the events operation to get more details.

Example 1

The following example starts the environment.

PROMPT> start

Starting application "MyApp".
Waiting for environment "MyApp-env" to launch.
2014-05-13 07:25:33 INFO createEnvironment is starting.
2014-05-13 07:25:39 INFO Using elasticbeanstalk-us-west-2-8EXAMPLE3 as Amazon
S3 storage bucket for environment data.
2014-05-13 07:26:07 INFO Created EIP: xx.xx.xxx.xx
2014-05-13 07:26:09 INFO Created security group named: awseb-e-vEXAMPLErp-stack-
AWSEBSecurityGroup-1GCEXAMPLEG0
2014-05-13 07:26:17 INFO Creating RDS database named: aavcEXAMPLE5y. This may
take a few minutes.
2014-05-13 07:32:36 INFO Created RDS database named: aavcEXAMPLE5y
2014-05-13 07:34:08 INFO Waiting for EC2 instances to launch. This may take a
few minutes.
2014-05-13 07:36:24 INFO Application available at MyApp-env-z4vsuuxh36.elastic
beanstalk.com.
2014-05-13 07:36:24 INFO Successfully launched environment: MyApp-env
Application is available at "MyApp-env-z4EXAMPLE6.elasticbeanstalk.com"

Example 2

The following example starts the current application into an environment called MyApp-test-env.

PROMPT> start -e MyApp-test-env

Starting application "MyApp".
Waiting for environment "MyApp-test-env" to launch.
2014-05-13 07:25:33 INFO createEnvironment is starting.
2014-05-13 07:25:39 INFO Using elasticbeanstalk-us-west-2-8EXAMPLE3 as Amazon
S3 storage bucket for environment data.
2014-05-13 07:26:07 INFO Created EIP: xx.xx.xxx.xx
2014-05-13 07:26:09 INFO Created security group named: awseb-e-vEXAMPLErp-stack-
AWSEBSecurityGroup-1GCEXAMPLEG0
2014-05-13 07:26:17 INFO Creating RDS database named: aavcEXAMPLE5y. This may
take a few minutes.
2014-05-13 07:32:36 INFO Created RDS database named: aavcEXAMPLE5y
2014-05-13 07:34:08 INFO Waiting for EC2 instances to launch. This may take a
few minutes.
2014-05-13 07:36:24 INFO Application available at MyApp-test-envz4vsuuxh36.
elasticbeanstalk.com.
2014-05-13 07:36:24 INFO Successfully launched environment: MyApp-test-env
Application is available at "MyApp-test-env-z4EXAMPLE6.elasticbeanstalk.com"