Get region EC2 is deployed to using Node

Is there a way to get the region an EC2 is running in using Node?

var region = ??? if(region == 'us-west-1') console.log("I'm in us-west-1");

-------------Problems Reply------------

The closest you're going to get is picking up the availability zone from the ec2 instance metadata:

http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/placement/availability-zone

Full guide here:

http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/ec2-instance-metadata.html

You can get the region from the zone by removing the last char from the az. you can also future proof it by doing it as described here:

http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/using-regions-availability-zones.html

Category:node.js Views:0 Time:2018-12-04

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