Use Case I would like to monitor events from a Synology NFS mount on another system. Solution Python module to monitor and forward filesystem events to an AWS SQS queue, that my external system can monitor and act upon Install Python 3 on Synology To do this, visit the Synology Package Center, search for “python” and install   Then ssh into your Synology device and verify that python3 is available,

Short script for creating and attaching an EBS Volume to an EC2 instance. This is useful in cases where you want to dynamically create your EBS volumes outside of the cloud formation auto provisioning process.

volume_name="Name of your volume" volume_id=`aws ec2 describe-volumes --filters Name=tag-key,Values=diskuse,Name=tag-value,Values=${volume_name} |jq -r --arg zone "$zone" ' | select( (.State=="available") and (.AvailabilityZone==$zone))] | .VolumeId'`

Example on setting message attribute on SQS Message. Subscribers can perform actions based on the attributes. queue.send_message(MessageBody=json.dumps(instance), MessageAttributes={ 'instance_id': { 'DataType': 'String', 'StringValue': instance } } )

Example of monitoring an SQS queue for messages that an attribute instance_id, which is set to your EC2 instance. The python subscriber can be used to monitor a shared SQS and act upon messages targeted at a specific instance id. #!/usr/bin/env python3 import boto3 import requests import subprocess import os import time boto3.setup_default_session(region_name="${aws.region}") sqs = boto3.resource('sqs') response = requests.get('http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/instance-id') instance_id = response.text build_bucket = "${aws.s3.bucket}" # Retrieving a queue by