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Returns the descriptions of the reserved nodes.

See also: AWS API Documentation

describe-reserved-nodes 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: ReservedNodes


[--reserved-node-id <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--reserved-node-id (string)

Identifier for the node reservation.

--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.

--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 .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command's output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

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.


Describe Reserved Nodes

This example shows a reserved node offering that has been purchased.


aws redshift describe-reserved-nodes


   "ResponseMetadata": {
      "RequestId": "bc29ce2e-7600-11e2-9949-4b361e7420b7"
   "ReservedNodes": [
         "OfferingType": "Heavy Utilization",
         "FixedPrice": "",
         "NodeType": "dw.hs1.xlarge",
         "ReservedNodeId": "1ba8e2e3-bc01-4d65-b35d-a4a3e931547e",
         "UsagePrice": "",
         "RecurringCharges": [
               "RecurringChargeAmount": "",
               "RecurringChargeFrequency": "Hourly"
            } ],
         "NodeCount": 1,
         "State": "payment-pending",
         "StartTime": "2013-02-13T17:08:39.051Z",
         "Duration": 31536000,
         "ReservedNodeOfferingId": "ceb6a579-cf4c-4343-be8b-d832c45ab51c"


Marker -> (string)

A value that indicates the starting point for the next set of response records in a subsequent request. If a value is returned in a response, you can retrieve the next set of records by providing this returned marker value in the Marker parameter and retrying the command. If the Marker field is empty, all response records have been retrieved for the request.

ReservedNodes -> (list)

The list of ReservedNode objects.


Describes a reserved node. You can call the describe-reserved-node-offerings API to obtain the available reserved node offerings.

ReservedNodeId -> (string)

The unique identifier for the reservation.

ReservedNodeOfferingId -> (string)

The identifier for the reserved node offering.

NodeType -> (string)

The node type of the reserved node.

StartTime -> (timestamp)

The time the reservation started. You purchase a reserved node offering for a duration. This is the start time of that duration.

Duration -> (integer)

The duration of the node reservation in seconds.

FixedPrice -> (double)

The fixed cost Amazon Redshift charges you for this reserved node.

UsagePrice -> (double)

The hourly rate Amazon Redshift charges you for this reserved node.

CurrencyCode -> (string)

The currency code for the reserved cluster.

NodeCount -> (integer)

The number of reserved compute nodes.

State -> (string)

The state of the reserved compute node.

Possible Values:

  • pending-payment-This reserved node has recently been purchased, and the sale has been approved, but payment has not yet been confirmed.
  • active-This reserved node is owned by the caller and is available for use.
  • payment-failed-Payment failed for the purchase attempt.

OfferingType -> (string)

The anticipated utilization of the reserved node, as defined in the reserved node offering.

RecurringCharges -> (list)

The recurring charges for the reserved node.


Describes a recurring charge.

RecurringChargeAmount -> (double)

The amount charged per the period of time specified by the recurring charge frequency.

RecurringChargeFrequency -> (string)

The frequency at which the recurring charge amount is applied.