For example, previously, an EC2 instance ID would look like i-12345678. Now, instance IDs can look like i-1234567890abcdef1.
Until December 2016, existing AWS accounts can "opt-in" to the longer resource IDs. After that time, all existing AWS accounts will start using the longer IDs.
However, all new AWS accounts will start using the new, longer resource IDs automatically.
Skeddly fully supports longer resource identifiers for all resource types. So you can safely opt-in to the longer resource IDs and Skeddly will work properly.
Here are the various blog announcements for the different AWS resource types:
- EC2 instances and reserved EC2 instances - https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/theyre-here-longer-ec2-resource-ids-now-available/
- EBS volumes and EBS snapshots - https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/theyre-here-longer-ebs-and-storage-gateway-resource-ids-now-available/