Today, we see how use the Step Function for try to create an automation with Lambda.


In AWS console, in the service Step Function, create a new step function and past this code:

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In the startInstances, at the Resource we have specified the arn of our lamda function for start the instances. We create a new lambda function for check the status of instances. In this case, we can che monitoring e know if the instances is started capturing the error (if it’s exist). This is the code for the lambda function checkStatusInstances (we can assing the same role as executeCode).

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In this code is important to see this part:

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If we find a instances not started, we launch an exception (we must define it after the import) captured by the step Function in “Pol Instances Status”. For do this, it’s important to define the arn of our Lambda function checkStatusInterfaces and write this retry:

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What does this part of code do? Capture the exception error of our lambda function “ErrorEquals”: [“instancesNotStarted”], and try to execute the code in 10 seconds “IntervalSeconds”: 10, for a maximum of two times “MaxAttempts”: 2. Now we can decide to do something in case the instances don’t start, for example, we can send at email (we’ll see in the next post). For the moment we capture the error and go to another state (our future sends e-mail). For do this, we have this part of the code:

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So simple to understand.

When we start the execution, we need insert a JSON code. This code is the same as the last post (in our example):

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