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describe-instance-attribute

Description

Describes the specified attribute of the specified instance. You can specify only one attribute at a time. Valid attribute values are: instanceType | kernel | ramdisk | userData | disableApiTermination | instanceInitiatedShutdownBehavior | rootDeviceName | blockDeviceMapping | productCodes | sourceDestCheck | groupSet | ebsOptimized | sriovNetSupport

See also: AWS API Documentation

Synopsis

  describe-instance-attribute
--attribute <value>
[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
--instance-id <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--attribute (string)

The instance attribute.

Note: The enaSupport attribute is not supported at this time.

Possible values:

  • instanceType
  • kernel
  • ramdisk
  • userData
  • disableApiTermination
  • instanceInitiatedShutdownBehavior
  • rootDeviceName
  • blockDeviceMapping
  • productCodes
  • sourceDestCheck
  • groupSet
  • ebsOptimized
  • sriovNetSupport
  • enaSupport

--dry-run | --no-dry-run (boolean)

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 .

--instance-id (string)

The ID of the instance.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

Examples

To describe the instance type

This example describes the instance type of the specified instance.

Command:

aws ec2 describe-instance-attribute --instance-id i-1234567890abcdef0 --attribute instanceType

Output:

{
    "InstanceId": "i-1234567890abcdef0"
    "InstanceType": {
        "Value": "t1.micro"
    }
}

To describe the disableApiTermination attribute

This example describes the disableApiTermination attribute of the specified instance.

Command:

aws ec2 describe-instance-attribute --instance-id i-1234567890abcdef0 --attribute disableApiTermination

Output:

{
"InstanceId": "i-1234567890abcdef0"
    "DisableApiTermination": {
        "Value": "false"
    }
}

To describe the block device mapping for an instance

This example describes the blockDeviceMapping attribute of the specified instance.

Command:

aws ec2 describe-instance-attribute --instance-id i-1234567890abcdef0 --attribute blockDeviceMapping

Output:

{
    "InstanceId": "i-1234567890abcdef0"
    "BlockDeviceMappings": [
        {
            "DeviceName": "/dev/sda1",
            "Ebs": {
                "Status": "attached",
                "DeleteOnTermination": true,
                "VolumeId": "vol-049df61146c4d7901",
                "AttachTime": "2013-05-17T22:42:34.000Z"
            }
        },
        {
            "DeviceName": "/dev/sdf",
            "Ebs": {
                "Status": "attached",
                "DeleteOnTermination": false,
                "VolumeId": "vol-049df61146c4d7901",
                "AttachTime": "2013-09-10T23:07:00.000Z"
            }
        }
    ],
}

Output

Groups -> (list)

The security groups associated with the instance.

(structure)

Describes a security group.

GroupName -> (string)

The name of the security group.

GroupId -> (string)

The ID of the security group.

BlockDeviceMappings -> (list)

The block device mapping of the instance.

(structure)

Describes a block device mapping.

DeviceName -> (string)

The device name (for example, /dev/sdh or xvdh ).

Ebs -> (structure)

Parameters used to automatically set up EBS volumes when the instance is launched.

AttachTime -> (timestamp)

The time stamp when the attachment initiated.

DeleteOnTermination -> (boolean)

Indicates whether the volume is deleted on instance termination.

Status -> (string)

The attachment state.

VolumeId -> (string)

The ID of the EBS volume.

DisableApiTermination -> (structure)

If the value is true , you can't terminate the instance through the Amazon EC2 console, CLI, or API; otherwise, you can.

Value -> (boolean)

The attribute value. The valid values are true or false .

EnaSupport -> (structure)

Indicates whether enhanced networking with ENA is enabled.

Value -> (boolean)

The attribute value. The valid values are true or false .

EbsOptimized -> (structure)

Indicates whether the instance is optimized for Amazon EBS I/O.

Value -> (boolean)

The attribute value. The valid values are true or false .

InstanceId -> (string)

The ID of the instance.

InstanceInitiatedShutdownBehavior -> (structure)

Indicates whether an instance stops or terminates when you initiate shutdown from the instance (using the operating system command for system shutdown).

Value -> (string)

The attribute value. Note that the value is case-sensitive.

InstanceType -> (structure)

The instance type.

Value -> (string)

The attribute value. Note that the value is case-sensitive.

KernelId -> (structure)

The kernel ID.

Value -> (string)

The attribute value. Note that the value is case-sensitive.

ProductCodes -> (list)

A list of product codes.

(structure)

Describes a product code.

ProductCodeId -> (string)

The product code.

ProductCodeType -> (string)

The type of product code.

RamdiskId -> (structure)

The RAM disk ID.

Value -> (string)

The attribute value. Note that the value is case-sensitive.

RootDeviceName -> (structure)

The device name of the root device volume (for example, /dev/sda1 ).

Value -> (string)

The attribute value. Note that the value is case-sensitive.

SourceDestCheck -> (structure)

Indicates whether source/destination checking is enabled. A value of true means that checking is enabled, and false means that checking is disabled. This value must be false for a NAT instance to perform NAT.

Value -> (boolean)

The attribute value. The valid values are true or false .

SriovNetSupport -> (structure)

Indicates whether enhanced networking with the Intel 82599 Virtual Function interface is enabled.

Value -> (string)

The attribute value. Note that the value is case-sensitive.

UserData -> (structure)

The user data.

Value -> (string)

The attribute value. Note that the value is case-sensitive.