AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Invokes the PutDashboard operation against Amazon CloudWatch.

Syntax

Write-CWDashboard
-DashboardBody <String>
-DashboardName <String>
-Force <SwitchParameter>

Description

Creates a dashboard if it does not already exist, or updates an existing dashboard. If you update a dashboard, the entire contents are replaced with what you specify here. You can have up to 500 dashboards per account. All dashboards in your account are global, not region-specific. A simple way to create a dashboard using PutDashboard is to copy an existing dashboard. To copy an existing dashboard using the console, you can load the dashboard and then use the View/edit source command in the Actions menu to display the JSON block for that dashboard. Another way to copy a dashboard is to use GetDashboard, and then use the data returned within DashboardBody as the template for the new dashboard when you call PutDashboard. When you create a dashboard with PutDashboard, a good practice is to add a text widget at the top of the dashboard with a message that the dashboard was created by script and should not be changed in the console. This message could also point console users to the location of the DashboardBody script or the CloudFormation template used to create the dashboard.

Parameters

-DashboardBody <String>
The detailed information about the dashboard in JSON format, including the widgets to include and their location on the dashboard.For more information about the syntax, see CloudWatch-Dashboard-Body-Structure.
Required?False
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, )
-DashboardName <String>
The name of the dashboard. If a dashboard with this name already exists, this call modifies that dashboard, replacing its current contents. Otherwise, a new dashboard is created. The maximum length is 255, and valid characters are A-Z, a-z, 0-9, "-", and "_".
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-Force <SwitchParameter>
This parameter overrides confirmation prompts to force the cmdlet to continue its operation. This parameter should always be used with caution.
Required?False
Position?Named
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 DashboardBody parameter.

Outputs

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

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\> $dashBody = @"
{
"widgets":[
{
"type":"metric",
"x":0,
"y":0,
"width":12,
"height":6,
"properties":{
"metrics":[
[
"AWS/EC2",
"CPUUtilization",
"InstanceId",
"i-012345"
]
],
"period":300,
"stat":"Average",
"region":"us-east-1",
"title":"EC2 Instance CPU"
}
},
{
"type":"metric",
"x":12,
"y":0,
"width":12,
"height":6,
"properties":{
"metrics":[
[
"AWS/S3",
"BucketSizeBytes",
"BucketName",
"MyBucketName"
]
],
"period":86400,
"stat":"Maximum",
"region":"us-east-1",
"title":"MyBucketName bytes"
}
}
]
}
"@

PS C:\> Write-CWDashboard -DashboardName Dashboard1 -DashboardBody $dashBody
Creates or updates the dashboard named 'Dashboard1' to include two metric widgets side by side.

Example 2

$dashBody = @"
{
...
}
"@

$dashBody | Write-CWDashboard -DashboardName Dashboard1
Creates or updates the dashboard, piping the content describing the dashboard into the cmdlet.

Supported Version

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