Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
API Reference (API Version 2014-10-01)
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Enables monitoring for a running instance. For more information about monitoring instances, see Monitoring Your Instances and Volumes in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances.

Request Parameters

For information about the common parameters that all actions use, see Common Query Parameters.


One or more instance IDs.

Type: String

Default: None

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following elements are returned in a MonitorInstancesResponse element.


The ID of the request.

Type: xsd:string


A list of instances. Each instance is wrapped in an item element.

Type: MonitorInstancesResponseSetItemType


The following are some of the client API errors you might encounter when using this request. For more information about common API errors, see Common Causes of Client Errors. For a summary of API error codes, see Client Error Codes.


Example Request

This example enables monitoring for two instances.

Example Response

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