[python]Naming the VPC

This is a follow up on previous post.
The create_vpc does not have a parameter to name the VPC, instead another method create_tags is required for naming the VPC.
From the documentation the create_tags takes in two arguments:

  • Resources argument which is a list, in this context VPC id is the resource.
  • Tags argument takes in which parameter i need to change, in this context i need to change the name of the VPC, this is a dictionary data type.
import boto3
import ipaddress

vpc_resource_names = []
ec2_client = boto3.client('ec2')
# boto3 autocomplete https://blog.wavycloud.com/2016/12/27/boto3-pyboto3-autocomplete/
""" :type : pyboto3.ec2 """
user_response_vpc = input("Enter VPC subnet:")
user_response_vpc_name = input("Enter VPC name: ")
    subnet = str(ipaddress.ip_network(user_response_vpc))
    response = ec2_client.create_vpc(CidrBlock=subnet)
    # print(type(response['ResponseMetadata']['HTTPStatusCode']))
    # print(response)
    # Resources is a parameter in create_tags method, which is a list.
    if response['ResponseMetadata']['HTTPStatusCode'] == 200:
        print("VPC, {}, was created successfully at {}".format(vpc_resource_names,
        print("There seems to be a problem fulfilling the request.")
    if user_response_vpc_name is not "":
        vpc_tags = [
                'Key': 'Name',
                'Value': user_response_vpc_name
        tag_response = ec2_client.create_tags(Resources=vpc_resource_names, Tags=vpc_tags)
        if tag_response['ResponseMetadata']['HTTPStatusCode'] == 200:
            for name_id in vpc_resource_names:
                print("{} was successfully named".format(name_id))
            print("It seems there is problem in fulfilling the request.")
except ValueError as e:

Screenshot 2019-05-05 at 2.07.20 AM
Screenshot 2019-05-05 at 2.07.35 AM
Create VPC without name.

Screenshot 2019-05-05 at 2.08.00 AM
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Create VPC with a name.


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