DescribeDhcpOptions - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud


Describes one or more of your DHCP options sets.

For more information, see DHCP options sets in the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud User Guide.

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.


The IDs of one or more DHCP options sets.

Default: Describes all your DHCP options sets.

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


One or more filters.

  • dhcp-options-id - The ID of a DHCP options set.

  • key - The key for one of the options (for example, domain-name).

  • value - The value for one of the options.

  • owner-id - The ID of the AWS account that owns the DHCP options set.

  • tag:<key> - The key/value combination of a tag assigned to the resource. Use the tag key in the filter name and the tag value as the filter value. For example, to find all resources that have a tag with the key Owner and the value TeamA, specify tag:Owner for the filter name and TeamA for the filter value.

  • tag-key - The key of a tag assigned to the resource. Use this filter to find all resources assigned a tag with a specific key, regardless of the tag value.

Type: Array of Filter objects

Required: No


The maximum number of results to return with a single call. To retrieve the remaining results, make another call with the returned nextToken value.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 5. Maximum value of 1000.

Required: No


The token for the next page of results.

Type: String

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


Information about one or more DHCP options sets.

Type: Array of DhcpOptions objects


The token to use to retrieve the next page of results. This value is null when there are no more results to return.

Type: String


The ID of the request.

Type: String


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common client error codes.


Example 1

This example describes the DHCP options sets.

Sample Request &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<DescribeDhcpOptionsResponse xmlns=""> <requestId>a0d78ea6-7bc7-4cb8-b827-c5ff0aff0140</requestId> <dhcpOptionsSet> <item> <dhcpOptionsId>dopt-1EXAMPLE</dhcpOptionsId> <ownerId>111122223333</ownerId> <dhcpConfigurationSet> <item> <key>domain-name</key> <valueSet> <item> <value>us-east-2.compute.internal</value> </item> </valueSet> </item> <item> <key>domain-name-servers</key> <valueSet> <item> <value>AmazonProvidedDNS</value> </item> </valueSet> </item> </dhcpConfigurationSet> </item> <item> <dhcpOptionsId>dopt-fEXAMPLE</dhcpOptionsId> <ownerId>111122223333</ownerId> <dhcpConfigurationSet> <item> <key>domain-name</key> <valueSet> <item> <value>us-east-2.compute.internal</value> </item> </valueSet> </item> <item> <key>domain-name-servers</key> <valueSet> <item> <value>AmazonProvidedDNS</value> </item> </valueSet> </item> </dhcpConfigurationSet> </item> </dhcpOptionsSet> </DescribeDhcpOptionsResponse>

Example 2

This example uses filters to describe any DHCP options set that includes a domain-name option whose value includes the string example.

Sample Request &Filter.1.Name=key &Filter.1.Value.1=domain-name &Filter.2.Name=value &Filter.2.Value.1=*example* &AUTHPARAMS

See Also

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