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Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
API Reference (API Version 2016-11-15)

GetConsoleScreenshot

Retrieve a JPG-format screenshot of a running instance to help with troubleshooting.

The returned content is Base64-encoded.

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.

DryRun

Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

InstanceId

The ID of the instance.

Type: String

Required: Yes

WakeUp

When set to true, acts as keystroke input and wakes up an instance that's in standby or "sleep" mode.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.

imageData

The data that comprises the image.

Type: String

instanceId

The ID of the instance.

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 returns the image data of a successful request.

Sample Request

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https://ec2.amazonaws.com/?Action=GetConsoleScreenshot &InstanceId=i-0598c7d356eba48d7 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

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<GetConsoleScreenshot xmlns="http://ec2.amazonaws.com/doc/2016-11-15/"> <requestId>59dbff89-35bd-4eac-99ed-be587EXAMPLE</requestId> <imagedata>997987/8kgj49ikjhewkwwe0008084EXAMPLE</imagedata> <instanceId>i-765950</instanceId> </GetConsoleScreenshotResponse>

See Also

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