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Returns the list of available instance images, or blueprints . You can use a blueprint to create a new virtual private server already running a specific operating system, as well as a preinstalled app or development stack. The software each instance is running depends on the blueprint image you choose.

See also: AWS API Documentation

get-blueprints is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: blueprints


[--include-inactive | --no-include-inactive]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--include-inactive | --no-include-inactive (boolean)

A Boolean value indicating whether to include inactive results in your request.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON page-token provided. The JSON page-token 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.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command's output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command's output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--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.


blueprints -> (list)

An array of key-value pairs that contains information about the available blueprints.


Describes a blueprint (a virtual private server image).

blueprintId -> (string)

The ID for the virtual private server image (e.g., app_wordpress_4_4 or app_lamp_7_0 ).

name -> (string)

The friendly name of the blueprint (e.g., Amazon Linux ).

group -> (string)

The group name of the blueprint (e.g., amazon-linux ).

type -> (string)

The type of the blueprint (e.g., os or app ).

description -> (string)

The description of the blueprint.

isActive -> (boolean)

A Boolean value indicating whether the blueprint is active. When you update your blueprints, you will inactivate old blueprints and keep the most recent versions active.

minPower -> (integer)

The minimum bundle power required to run this blueprint. For example, you need a bundle with a power value of 500 or more to create an instance that uses a blueprint with a minimum power value of 500. 0 indicates that the blueprint runs on all instance sizes.

version -> (string)

The version number of the operating system, application, or stack (e.g., 2016.03.0 ).

versionCode -> (string)

The version code.

productUrl -> (string)

The product URL to learn more about the image or blueprint.

licenseUrl -> (string)

The end-user license agreement URL for the image or blueprint.

platform -> (string)

The operating system platform (either Linux/Unix-based or Windows Server-based) of the blueprint.

nextPageToken -> (string)

A token used for advancing to the next page of results from your get blueprints request.