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API Reference (API Version 2016-11-15)

DescribeFlowLogs

Describes one or more flow logs. To view the information in your flow logs (the log streams for the network interfaces), you must use the CloudWatch Logs console or the CloudWatch Logs API.

Request Parameters

The following parameters are for this specific action. For more information about required and optional parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Query Parameters.

Filter.N

One or more filters.

  • deliver-log-status - The status of the logs delivery (SUCCESS | FAILED).

  • flow-log-id - The ID of the flow log.

  • log-group-name - The name of the log group.

  • resource-id - The ID of the VPC, subnet, or network interface.

  • traffic-type - The type of traffic (ACCEPT | REJECT | ALL)

Type: Array of Filter objects

Required: No

FlowLogId.N

One or more flow log IDs.

Type: Array of strings

Required: No

MaxResults

The maximum number of results to return for the request in a single page. The remaining results can be seen by sending another request with the returned NextToken value. This value can be between 5 and 1000; if MaxResults is given a value larger than 1000, only 1000 results are returned. You cannot specify this parameter and the flow log IDs parameter in the same request.

Type: Integer

Required: No

NextToken

The token to retrieve the next page of results.

Type: String

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.

flowLogSet

Information about the flow logs.

Type: Array of FlowLog objects

nextToken

The token to use to retrieve the next page of results. This value is null when there are no more results to return.

Type: String

requestId

The ID of the request.

Type: String

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

Example

Example

This example describes all of your flow logs.

Sample Request

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https://ec2.amazonaws.com/?Action=DescribeFlowLogs &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

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<DescribeFlowLogsResponse xmlns="http://ec2.amazonaws.com/doc/2016-11-15/"> <requestId>3cb46f23-099e-4bf0-891c-EXAMPLE</requestId> <flowLogSet> <item> <deliverLogsErrorMessage>Access error</deliverLogsErrorMessage> <resourceId>vpc-1a2b3c4d</resourceId> <deliverLogsPermissionArn>arn:aws:iam::123456789101:role/flowlogsrole</deliverLogsPermissionArn> <flowLogStatus>ACTIVE</flowLogStatus> <creationTime>2015-05-19T08:48:59Z</creationTime> <logGroupName>FlowLogsForSubnetA</logGroupName> <trafficType>ALL</trafficType> <flowLogId>fl-ab12cd34</flowLogId> </item> <item> <resourceId>vpc-1122bbcc</resourceId> <deliverLogsPermissionArn>arn:aws:iam::123456789101:role/flowlogsrole</deliverLogsPermissionArn> <flowLogStatus>ACTIVE</flowLogStatus> <creationTime>2015-05-19T10:42:32Z</creationTime> <logGroupName>FlowLogsForSubnetB</logGroupName> <trafficType>ALL</trafficType> <flowLogId>fl-123abc45</flowLogId> </item> </flowLogSet> </DescribeFlowLogsResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: