Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
API Reference (API Version 2016-11-15)


Describes one or more of your conversion tasks. For more information, see the VM Import/Export User Guide.

For information about the import manifest referenced by this API action, see VM Import Manifest.

Request Parameters

The following parameters are for this specific action. For more information about required and optional parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Query Parameters.


One or more conversion task IDs.

Type: Array of strings

Required: No


Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


Information about the conversion tasks.

Type: Array of ConversionTask objects


The ID of the request.

Type: String


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Client Errors.



This example describes all your conversion tasks.

Sample Request &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<DescribeConversionTasksResponse xmlns=""> <conversionTasks> <item> <conversionTask> <conversionTaskId>import-i-fh95npoc</conversionTaskId> <expirationTime>2010-12-22T12:01Z</expirationTime> <importVolume> <bytesConverted>1000</bytesConverted> <availabilityZone>us-east-1a</availabilityZone> <description/> <image> <format>VDMK</format> <size>128696320</size> <importManifestUrl>​a3a5e1b6-590d-43cc-97c1-15c7325d3f41/​Win_2008_Server_Data_Center_SP2_32-bit.​vmdkmanifest.xml?AWSAccessKeyId=​AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE&​Expires=1294855591&​Signature=5snej01TlTtL0uR7KExtEXAMPLE%3D </importManifestUrl> </image> <volume> <size>8</size> <id>vol-1234567890abcdef0</id> </volume> </importVolume> <state>active</state> <statusMessage/> </conversionTask> </item> </conversionTasks> </DescribeConversionTasksResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: