AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Invokes the DescribeImages operation against Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud.

Syntax

Get-EC2Image
-ImageId <String[]>
-Owner <String[]>
-ExecutableUser <String[]>
-Filter <Filter[]>

Description

Describes one or more of the images (AMIs, AKIs, and ARIs) available to you. Images available to you include public images, private images that you own, and private images owned by other AWS accounts but for which you have explicit launch permissions. Deregistered images are included in the returned results for an unspecified interval after deregistration.

Parameters

-ExecutableUser <String[]>
Scopes the images by users with explicit launch permissions. Specify an AWS account ID, self (the sender of the request), or all (public AMIs).
Required?False
Position?3
Accept pipeline input?False
-Filter <Filter[]>
One or more filters.
  • architecture - The image architecture (i386 | x86_64).
  • block-device-mapping.delete-on-termination - A Boolean value that indicates whether the Amazon EBS volume is deleted on instance termination.
  • block-device-mapping.device-name - The device name for the EBS volume (for example, /dev/sdh).
  • block-device-mapping.snapshot-id - The ID of the snapshot used for the EBS volume.
  • block-device-mapping.volume-size - The volume size of the EBS volume, in GiB.
  • block-device-mapping.volume-type - The volume type of the EBS volume (gp2 | io1 | st1 | sc1 | standard).
  • description - The description of the image (provided during image creation).
  • ena-support - A Boolean that indicates whether enhanced networking with ENA is enabled.
  • hypervisor - The hypervisor type (ovm | xen).
  • image-id - The ID of the image.
  • image-type - The image type (machine | kernel | ramdisk).
  • is-public - A Boolean that indicates whether the image is public.
  • kernel-id - The kernel ID.
  • manifest-location - The location of the image manifest.
  • name - The name of the AMI (provided during image creation).
  • owner-alias - String value from an Amazon-maintained list (amazon | aws-marketplace | microsoft) of snapshot owners. Not to be confused with the user-configured AWS account alias, which is set from the IAM console.
  • owner-id - The AWS account ID of the image owner.
  • platform - The platform. To only list Windows-based AMIs, use windows.
  • product-code - The product code.
  • product-code.type - The type of the product code (devpay | marketplace).
  • ramdisk-id - The RAM disk ID.
  • root-device-name - The name of the root device volume (for example, /dev/sda1).
  • root-device-type - The type of the root device volume (ebs | instance-store).
  • state - The state of the image (available | pending | failed).
  • state-reason-code - The reason code for the state change.
  • state-reason-message - The message for the state change.
  • tag:key=value - The key/value combination of a tag assigned to the resource. Specify the key of the tag in the filter name and the value of the tag in the filter value. For example, for the tag Purpose=X, specify tag:Purpose for the filter name and X for the filter value.
  • tag-key - The key of a tag assigned to the resource. This filter is independent of the tag-value filter. For example, if you use both the filter "tag-key=Purpose" and the filter "tag-value=X", you get any resources assigned both the tag key Purpose (regardless of what the tag's value is), and the tag value X (regardless of what the tag's key is). If you want to list only resources where Purpose is X, see the tag:key=value filter.
  • tag-value - The value of a tag assigned to the resource. This filter is independent of the tag-key filter.
  • virtualization-type - The virtualization type (paravirtual | hvm).
Required?False
Position?4
Accept pipeline input?False
-ImageId <String[]>
One or more image IDs.Default: Describes all images available to you.
Required?False
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-Owner <String[]>
Filters the images by the owner. Specify an AWS account ID, self (owner is the sender of the request), or an AWS owner alias (valid values are amazon | aws-marketplace | microsoft). Omitting this option returns all images for which you have launch permissions, regardless of ownership.
Required?False
Position?2
Accept pipeline input?False

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileLocation <String>

Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)

If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials. Note that the encrypted credential file is not supported on all platforms. It will be skipped when searching for profiles on Windows Nano Server, Mac, and Linux platforms.

If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.

As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Region <String>
The system name of the AWS region in which the operation should be invoked. For example, us-east-1, eu-west-1 etc.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-EndpointUrl <String>

The endpoint to make the call against.

Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False

Inputs

You can pipe a String[] object to this cmdlet for the ImageId parameter.

Outputs

This cmdlet returns a collection of Image objects. The service call response (type Amazon.EC2.Model.DescribeImagesResponse) can also be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\> Get-EC2Image -ImageId ami-12345678

Architecture : x86_64
BlockDeviceMappings : {/dev/xvda}
CreationDate : 2014-10-20T00:56:28.000Z
Description : My image
Hypervisor : xen
ImageId : ami-12345678
ImageLocation : 123456789012/my-image
ImageOwnerAlias :
ImageType : machine
KernelId :
Name : my-image
OwnerId : 123456789012
Platform :
ProductCodes : {}
Public : False
RamdiskId :
RootDeviceName : /dev/xvda
RootDeviceType : ebs
SriovNetSupport : simple
State : available
StateReason :
Tags : {Name}
VirtualizationType : hvm
This example describes the specified AMI.

Example 2

PS C:\> Get-EC2Image -owner self
This example describes the AMIs that you own.

Example 3

PS C:\> Get-EC2Image -Filter @{ Name="platform"; Values="windows" }
This example describes the public AMIs that run Microsoft Windows Server.

Example 4

PS C:\> Get-EC2Image -Region us-west-2
This example describes all public AMIs in the 'us-west-2' region.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z