EC2 / Client / send_diagnostic_interrupt
Sends a diagnostic interrupt to the specified Amazon EC2 instance to trigger a kernel panic (on Linux instances), or a blue screen/stop error (on Windows instances). For instances based on Intel and AMD processors, the interrupt is received as a non-maskable interrupt (NMI).
In general, the operating system crashes and reboots when a kernel panic or stop error is triggered. The operating system can also be configured to perform diagnostic tasks, such as generating a memory dump file, loading a secondary kernel, or obtaining a call trace.
Before sending a diagnostic interrupt to your instance, ensure that its operating system is configured to perform the required diagnostic tasks.
For more information about configuring your operating system to generate a crash dump when a kernel panic or stop error occurs, see Send a diagnostic interrupt (for advanced users) (Linux instances) or Send a diagnostic interrupt (for advanced users) (Windows instances).
See also: AWS API Documentation
response = client.send_diagnostic_interrupt( InstanceId='string', DryRun=True|False )
InstanceId (string) –
The ID of the instance.
DryRun (boolean) – Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is
DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is