Handling timeouts in runbooks - Amazon Systems Manager
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Handling timeouts in runbooks

The timeoutSeconds property is shared by all automation actions. You can use this property to specify the execution timeout value for an action. Further, you can change how an action timing out affects the automation and overall execution status. You can accomplish this by also defining the onFailure and isCritical shared properties for an action.

For example, depending on your use case, you might want your automation to continue to a different action and not affect the overall status of the automation if an action times out. In this example, you specify the length of time to wait before the action times out using the timeoutSeconds property. Then you specify the action, or step, the automation should go to if there is a timeout. Specify a value using the format step:step name for the onFailure property rather than the default value of Abort. By default, if an action times out, the automation execution status will be Timed Out. To prevent a timeout from affecting the automation execution status, specify false for the isCritical property.

The following example shows how to define the shared properties for an action described in this scenario.

- name: verifyImageAvailability action: 'aws:waitForAwsResourceProperty' timeoutSeconds: 600 isCritical: false onFailure: 'step:getCurrentImageState' inputs: Service: ec2 Api: DescribeImages ImageIds: - '{{ createImage.newImageId }}' PropertySelector: '$.Images[0].State' DesiredValues: - available nextStep: copyImage
{ "name": "verifyImageAvailability", "action": "aws:waitForAwsResourceProperty", "timeoutSeconds": 600, "isCritical": false, "onFailure": "step:getCurrentImageState", "inputs": { "Service": "ec2", "Api": "DescribeImages", "ImageIds": [ "{{ createImage.newImageId }}" ], "PropertySelector": "$.Images[0].State", "DesiredValues": [ "available" ] }, "nextStep": "copyImage" }

For more information about properties shared by all automation actions, see Properties shared by all actions.