AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Since Camel 3.1

Only producer is supported

The AWS2 EC2 component supports the ability to create, run, start, stop and terminate AWS EC2 instances.

Prerequisites

You must have a valid Amazon Web Services developer account, and be signed up to use Amazon EC2. More information is available at Amazon EC2.

URI Format

aws2-ec2://label[?options]

You can append query options to the URI in the following format, ?options=value&option2=value&…​

Configuring Options

Camel components are configured on two separate levels:

  • component level

  • endpoint level

Configuring Component Options

The component level is the highest level which holds general and common configurations that are inherited by the endpoints. For example a component may have security settings, credentials for authentication, urls for network connection and so forth.

Some components only have a few options, and others may have many. Because components typically have pre configured defaults that are commonly used, then you may often only need to configure a few options on a component; or none at all.

Configuring components can be done with the Component DSL, in a configuration file (application.properties|yaml), or directly with Java code.

Configuring Endpoint Options

Where you find yourself configuring the most is on endpoints, as endpoints often have many options, which allows you to configure what you need the endpoint to do. The options are also categorized into whether the endpoint is used as consumer (from) or as a producer (to), or used for both.

Configuring endpoints is most often done directly in the endpoint URI as path and query parameters. You can also use the Endpoint DSL as a type safe way of configuring endpoints.

A good practice when configuring options is to use Property Placeholders, which allows to not hardcode urls, port numbers, sensitive information, and other settings. In other words placeholders allows to externalize the configuration from your code, and gives more flexibility and reuse.

The following two sections lists all the options, firstly for the component followed by the endpoint.

Component Options

The AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) component supports 16 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

accessKey (producer)

Amazon AWS Access Key.

String

amazonEc2Client (producer)

Autowired To use a existing configured AmazonEC2Client as client.

Ec2Client

configuration (producer)

The component configuration.

AWS2EC2Configuration

lazyStartProducer (producer)

Whether the producer should be started lazy (on the first message). By starting lazy you can use this to allow CamelContext and routes to startup in situations where a producer may otherwise fail during starting and cause the route to fail being started. By deferring this startup to be lazy then the startup failure can be handled during routing messages via Camel’s routing error handlers. Beware that when the first message is processed then creating and starting the producer may take a little time and prolong the total processing time of the processing.

boolean

operation (producer)

Required The operation to perform. It can be createAndRunInstances, startInstances, stopInstances, terminateInstances, describeInstances, describeInstancesStatus, rebootInstances, monitorInstances, unmonitorInstances, createTags or deleteTags.

Enum values:

  • createAndRunInstances

  • startInstances

  • stopInstances

  • terminateInstances

  • describeInstances

  • describeInstancesStatus

  • rebootInstances

  • monitorInstances

  • unmonitorInstances

  • createTags

  • deleteTags

AWS2EC2Operations

overrideEndpoint (producer)

Set the need for overidding the endpoint. This option needs to be used in combination with uriEndpointOverride option.

boolean

pojoRequest (producer)

If we want to use a POJO request as body or not.

boolean

proxyHost (producer)

To define a proxy host when instantiating the EC2 client.

String

proxyPort (producer)

To define a proxy port when instantiating the EC2 client.

Integer

proxyProtocol (producer)

To define a proxy protocol when instantiating the EC2 client.

Enum values:

  • HTTP

  • HTTPS

Protocol

region (producer)

The region in which EC2 client needs to work. When using this parameter, the configuration will expect the lowercase name of the region (for example ap-east-1) You’ll need to use the name Region.EU_WEST_1.id().

String

secretKey (producer)

Amazon AWS Secret Key.

String

trustAllCertificates (producer)

If we want to trust all certificates in case of overriding the endpoint.

boolean

uriEndpointOverride (producer)

Set the overriding uri endpoint. This option needs to be used in combination with overrideEndpoint option.

String

useDefaultCredentialsProvider (producer)

Set whether the EC2 client should expect to load credentials through a default credentials provider or to expect static credentials to be passed in.

boolean

autowiredEnabled (advanced)

Whether autowiring is enabled. This is used for automatic autowiring options (the option must be marked as autowired) by looking up in the registry to find if there is a single instance of matching type, which then gets configured on the component. This can be used for automatic configuring JDBC data sources, JMS connection factories, AWS Clients, etc.

boolean

Endpoint Options

The AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) endpoint is configured using URI syntax:

aws2-ec2:label

with the following path and query parameters:

Path Parameters (1 parameters)

Name Description Default Type

label (producer)

Required Logical name.

String

Query Parameters (14 parameters)

Name Description Default Type

accessKey (producer)

Amazon AWS Access Key.

String

amazonEc2Client (producer)

Autowired To use a existing configured AmazonEC2Client as client.

Ec2Client

lazyStartProducer (producer)

Whether the producer should be started lazy (on the first message). By starting lazy you can use this to allow CamelContext and routes to startup in situations where a producer may otherwise fail during starting and cause the route to fail being started. By deferring this startup to be lazy then the startup failure can be handled during routing messages via Camel’s routing error handlers. Beware that when the first message is processed then creating and starting the producer may take a little time and prolong the total processing time of the processing.

boolean

operation (producer)

Required The operation to perform. It can be createAndRunInstances, startInstances, stopInstances, terminateInstances, describeInstances, describeInstancesStatus, rebootInstances, monitorInstances, unmonitorInstances, createTags or deleteTags.

Enum values:

  • createAndRunInstances

  • startInstances

  • stopInstances

  • terminateInstances

  • describeInstances

  • describeInstancesStatus

  • rebootInstances

  • monitorInstances

  • unmonitorInstances

  • createTags

  • deleteTags

AWS2EC2Operations

overrideEndpoint (producer)

Set the need for overidding the endpoint. This option needs to be used in combination with uriEndpointOverride option.

boolean

pojoRequest (producer)

If we want to use a POJO request as body or not.

boolean

proxyHost (producer)

To define a proxy host when instantiating the EC2 client.

String

proxyPort (producer)

To define a proxy port when instantiating the EC2 client.

Integer

proxyProtocol (producer)

To define a proxy protocol when instantiating the EC2 client.

Enum values:

  • HTTP

  • HTTPS

Protocol

region (producer)

The region in which EC2 client needs to work. When using this parameter, the configuration will expect the lowercase name of the region (for example ap-east-1) You’ll need to use the name Region.EU_WEST_1.id().

String

secretKey (producer)

Amazon AWS Secret Key.

String

trustAllCertificates (producer)

If we want to trust all certificates in case of overriding the endpoint.

boolean

uriEndpointOverride (producer)

Set the overriding uri endpoint. This option needs to be used in combination with overrideEndpoint option.

String

useDefaultCredentialsProvider (producer)

Set whether the EC2 client should expect to load credentials through a default credentials provider or to expect static credentials to be passed in.

boolean

Required EC2 component options

You have to provide the amazonEc2Client in the Registry or your accessKey and secretKey to access the Amazon EC2 service.

Usage

Static credentials vs Default Credential Provider

You have the possibility of avoiding the usage of explicit static credentials, by specifying the useDefaultCredentialsProvider option and set it to true.

  • Java system properties - aws.accessKeyId and aws.secretKey

  • Environment variables - AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY.

  • Web Identity Token from AWS STS.

  • The shared credentials and config files.

  • Amazon ECS container credentials - loaded from the Amazon ECS if the environment variable AWS_CONTAINER_CREDENTIALS_RELATIVE_URI is set.

  • Amazon EC2 Instance profile credentials.

For more information about this you can look at AWS credentials documentation

Message headers evaluated by the EC2 producer

Header Type Description

CamelAwsEC2ImageId

String

An image ID of the AWS marketplace

CamelAwsEC2InstanceType

com.amazonaws.services.ec2.model.InstanceType

The instance type we want to create and run

CamelAwsEC2Operation

String

The operation we want to perform

CamelAwsEC2InstanceMinCount

Int

The mininum number of instances we want to run.

CamelAwsEC2InstanceMaxCount

Int

The maximum number of instances we want to run.

CamelAwsEC2InstanceMonitoring

Boolean

Define if we want the running instances to be monitored

CamelAwsEC2InstanceEbsOptimized

Boolean

Define if the creating instance is optimized for EBS I/O.

CamelAwsEC2InstanceSecurityGroups

Collection

The security groups to associate to the instances

CamelAwsEC2InstancesIds

Collection

A collection of instances IDS to execute start, stop, describe and terminate operations on.

CamelAwsEC2InstancesTags

Collection

A collection of tags to add or remove from EC2 resources

Supported producer operations

  • createAndRunInstances

  • startInstances

  • stopInstances

  • terminateInstances

  • describeInstances

  • describeInstancesStatus

  • rebootInstances

  • monitorInstances

  • unmonitorInstances

  • createTags

  • deleteTags

Examples

Producer Examples

  • createAndRunInstances: this operation will create an EC2 instance and run it

from("direct:createAndRun")
     .setHeader(EC2Constants.IMAGE_ID, constant("ami-fd65ba94"))
     .setHeader(EC2Constants.INSTANCE_TYPE, constant(InstanceType.T2Micro))
     .setHeader(EC2Constants.INSTANCE_MIN_COUNT, constant("1"))
     .setHeader(EC2Constants.INSTANCE_MAX_COUNT, constant("1"))
     .to("aws2-ec2://TestDomain?accessKey=xxxx&secretKey=xxxx&operation=createAndRunInstances");
  • startInstances: this operation will start a list of EC2 instances

from("direct:start")
     .process(new Processor() {
            @Override
            public void process(Exchange exchange) throws Exception {
                Collection<String> l = new ArrayList<>();
                l.add("myinstance");
                exchange.getIn().setHeader(AWS2EC2Constants.INSTANCES_IDS, l);
            }
        })
     .to("aws2-ec2://TestDomain?accessKey=xxxx&secretKey=xxxx&operation=startInstances");
  • stopInstances: this operation will stop a list of EC2 instances

from("direct:stop")
     .process(new Processor() {
            @Override
            public void process(Exchange exchange) throws Exception {
                Collection<String> l = new ArrayList<>();
                l.add("myinstance");
                exchange.getIn().setHeader(AWS2EC2Constants.INSTANCES_IDS, l);
            }
        })
     .to("aws2-ec2://TestDomain?accessKey=xxxx&secretKey=xxxx&operation=stopInstances");
  • terminateInstances: this operation will terminate a list of EC2 instances

from("direct:stop")
     .process(new Processor() {
            @Override
            public void process(Exchange exchange) throws Exception {
                Collection<String> l = new ArrayList<>();
                l.add("myinstance");
                exchange.getIn().setHeader(AWS2EC2Constants.INSTANCES_IDS, l);
            }
        })
     .to("aws2-ec2://TestDomain?accessKey=xxxx&secretKey=xxxx&operation=terminateInstances");

Using a POJO as body

Sometimes build an AWS Request can be complex, because of multiple options. We introduce the possibility to use a POJO as body. In AWS EC2 there are multiple operations you can submit, as an example for Create and run an instance, you can do something like:

from("direct:start")
  .setBody(RunInstancesRequest.builder().imageId("test-1").instanceType(InstanceType.T2_MICRO).build())
  .to("aws2-ec2://TestDomain?accessKey=xxxx&secretKey=xxxx&operation=createAndRunInstances&pojoRequest=true");

In this way you’ll pass the request directly without the need of passing headers and options specifically related to this operation.

Dependencies

Maven users will need to add the following dependency to their pom.xml.

pom.xml

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.apache.camel</groupId>
    <artifactId>camel-aws2-ec2</artifactId>
    <version>${camel-version}</version>
</dependency>

where ${camel-version} must be replaced by the actual version of Camel.

Spring Boot Auto-Configuration

When using aws2-ec2 with Spring Boot make sure to use the following Maven dependency to have support for auto configuration:

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.camel.springboot</groupId>
  <artifactId>camel-aws2-ec2-starter</artifactId>
  <version>x.x.x</version>
  <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->
</dependency>

The component supports 17 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

camel.component.aws2-ec2.access-key

Amazon AWS Access Key.

String

camel.component.aws2-ec2.amazon-ec2-client

To use a existing configured AmazonEC2Client as client. The option is a software.amazon.awssdk.services.ec2.Ec2Client type.

Ec2Client

camel.component.aws2-ec2.autowired-enabled

Whether autowiring is enabled. This is used for automatic autowiring options (the option must be marked as autowired) by looking up in the registry to find if there is a single instance of matching type, which then gets configured on the component. This can be used for automatic configuring JDBC data sources, JMS connection factories, AWS Clients, etc.

true

Boolean

camel.component.aws2-ec2.configuration

The component configuration. The option is a org.apache.camel.component.aws2.ec2.AWS2EC2Configuration type.

AWS2EC2Configuration

camel.component.aws2-ec2.enabled

Whether to enable auto configuration of the aws2-ec2 component. This is enabled by default.

Boolean

camel.component.aws2-ec2.lazy-start-producer

Whether the producer should be started lazy (on the first message). By starting lazy you can use this to allow CamelContext and routes to startup in situations where a producer may otherwise fail during starting and cause the route to fail being started. By deferring this startup to be lazy then the startup failure can be handled during routing messages via Camel’s routing error handlers. Beware that when the first message is processed then creating and starting the producer may take a little time and prolong the total processing time of the processing.

false

Boolean

camel.component.aws2-ec2.operation

The operation to perform. It can be createAndRunInstances, startInstances, stopInstances, terminateInstances, describeInstances, describeInstancesStatus, rebootInstances, monitorInstances, unmonitorInstances, createTags or deleteTags.

AWS2EC2Operations

camel.component.aws2-ec2.override-endpoint

Set the need for overidding the endpoint. This option needs to be used in combination with uriEndpointOverride option.

false

Boolean

camel.component.aws2-ec2.pojo-request

If we want to use a POJO request as body or not.

false

Boolean

camel.component.aws2-ec2.proxy-host

To define a proxy host when instantiating the EC2 client.

String

camel.component.aws2-ec2.proxy-port

To define a proxy port when instantiating the EC2 client.

Integer

camel.component.aws2-ec2.proxy-protocol

To define a proxy protocol when instantiating the EC2 client.

Protocol

camel.component.aws2-ec2.region

The region in which EC2 client needs to work. When using this parameter, the configuration will expect the lowercase name of the region (for example ap-east-1) You’ll need to use the name Region.EU_WEST_1.id().

String

camel.component.aws2-ec2.secret-key

Amazon AWS Secret Key.

String

camel.component.aws2-ec2.trust-all-certificates

If we want to trust all certificates in case of overriding the endpoint.

false

Boolean

camel.component.aws2-ec2.uri-endpoint-override

Set the overriding uri endpoint. This option needs to be used in combination with overrideEndpoint option.

String

camel.component.aws2-ec2.use-default-credentials-provider

Set whether the EC2 client should expect to load credentials through a default credentials provider or to expect static credentials to be passed in.

false

Boolean