AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Invokes the DescribeVolumes operation against Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud.

Syntax

Get-EC2Volume
-VolumeId <String[]>
-Filter <Filter[]>
-MaxResult <Int32>
-NextToken <String>

Description

Describes the specified EBS volumes. If you are describing a long list of volumes, you can paginate the output to make the list more manageable. The MaxResults parameter sets the maximum number of results returned in a single page. If the list of results exceeds your MaxResults value, then that number of results is returned along with a NextToken value that can be passed to a subsequent DescribeVolumes request to retrieve the remaining results. For more information about EBS volumes, see Amazon EBS Volumes in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

This operation automatically pages all available results to the pipeline - parameters related to iteration are only needed if you want to manually control the paginated output.

Parameters

-Filter <Filter[]>
One or more filters.
  • attachment.attach-time - The time stamp when the attachment initiated.
  • attachment.delete-on-termination - Whether the volume is deleted on instance termination.
  • attachment.device - The device name that is exposed to the instance (for example, /dev/sda1).
  • attachment.instance-id - The ID of the instance the volume is attached to.
  • attachment.status - The attachment state (attaching | attached | detaching | detached).
  • availability-zone - The Availability Zone in which the volume was created.
  • create-time - The time stamp when the volume was created.
  • encrypted - The encryption status of the volume.
  • size - The size of the volume, in GiB.
  • snapshot-id - The snapshot from which the volume was created.
  • status - The status of the volume (creating | available | in-use | deleting | deleted | error).
  • 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.
  • volume-id - The volume ID.
  • volume-type - The Amazon EBS volume type. This can be gp2 for General Purpose SSD, io1 for Provisioned IOPS SSD, st1 for Throughput Optimized HDD, sc1 for Cold HDD, or standard for Magnetic volumes.
Required?False
Position?2
Accept pipeline input?False
-MaxResult <Int32>
The maximum number of volume results returned by DescribeVolumes in paginated output. When this parameter is used, DescribeVolumes only returns MaxResults results in a single page along with a NextToken response element. The remaining results of the initial request can be seen by sending another DescribeVolumes request with the returned NextToken value. This value can be between 5 and 500; if MaxResults is given a value larger than 500, only 500 results are returned. If this parameter is not used, then DescribeVolumes returns all results. You cannot specify this parameter and the volume IDs parameter in the same request.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-NextToken <String>
The NextToken value returned from a previous paginated DescribeVolumes request where MaxResults was used and the results exceeded the value of that parameter. Pagination continues from the end of the previous results that returned the NextToken value. This value is null when there are no more results to return.
Note: This parameter is only used if you are manually controlling output pagination of the service API call.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-VolumeId <String[]>
One or more volume IDs.
Required?False
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

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 VolumeId parameter.

Outputs

This cmdlet returns a collection of Volume objects. The service call response (type Amazon.EC2.Model.DescribeVolumesResponse) can also be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack. Additionally, the following properties are added as Note properties to the service response type instance for the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack: NextToken (type System.String)

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\> Get-EC2Volume -VolumeId vol-12345678

Attachments : {}
AvailabilityZone : us-west-2c
CreateTime : 7/17/2015 4:35:19 PM
Encrypted : False
Iops : 90
KmsKeyId :
Size : 30
SnapshotId : snap-12345678
State : in-use
Tags : {}
VolumeId : vol-12345678
VolumeType : standard
This example describes the specified EBS volume.

Example 2

PS C:\> Get-EC2Volume -Filter @{ Name="status"; Values="available" }

Attachments : {}
AvailabilityZone : us-west-2c
CreateTime : 12/21/2015 2:31:29 PM
Encrypted : False
Iops : 60
KmsKeyId :
Size : 20
SnapshotId : snap-12345678
State : available
Tags : {}
VolumeId : vol-12345678
VolumeType : gp2
...
This example describes your EBS volumes that have the status 'available'.

Example 3

PS C:\> Get-EC2Volume
This example describes all your EBS volumes.

Supported Version

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