status Description
Pending The default status after you create an ECS instance in the console or by using RunInstances. The default state of the instance after the instance has been created.
Starting The transient status of an ECS instance. When you start it in the console or by using StartInstance.
Running The normal status of an ECS instance after you successfully start it in the console or by using StartInstance, you can operate, manage, or adjust your business or application in it.
Stopping The transient status of an ECS instance when you stop it in the console or by using StopInstance. When you stop it in the console or by using StopInstance.
Stopped An ECS instance is fully stopped.