DescribeVpnGateways - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud


Describes one or more of your virtual private gateways.

For more information, see AWS Site-to-Site VPN in the AWS Site-to-Site VPN 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.


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.

  • amazon-side-asn - The Autonomous System Number (ASN) for the Amazon side of the gateway.

  • attachment.state - The current state of the attachment between the gateway and the VPC (attaching | attached | detaching | detached).

  • attachment.vpc-id - The ID of an attached VPC.

  • availability-zone - The Availability Zone for the virtual private gateway (if applicable).

  • state - The state of the virtual private gateway (pending | available | deleting | deleted).

  • 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 - The type of virtual private gateway. Currently the only supported type is ipsec.1.

  • vpn-gateway-id - The ID of the virtual private gateway.

Type: Array of Filter objects

Required: No


One or more virtual private gateway IDs.

Default: Describes all your virtual private gateways.

Type: Array of strings

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


The ID of the request.

Type: String


Information about one or more virtual private gateways.

Type: Array of VpnGateway objects


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


Example 1

This example describes the specified virtual private gateway.

Sample Request &VpnGatewayId.1=vgw-8db04f81 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<DescribeVpnGatewaysResponse xmlns=""> <requestId>7a62c49f-347e-4fc4-9331-6e8eEXAMPLE</requestId> <vpnGatewaySet> <item> <vpnGatewayId>vgw-8db04f81</vpnGatewayId> <state>available</state> <type>ipsec.1</type> <attachments> <item> <vpcId>vpc-4c090c2a</vpcId> <state>attached</state> </item> </attachments> <amazonSideAsn>65001</amazonSideAsn> <tagSet> <item> <key>Name</key> <value>NYOffice</value> </item> </tagSet> </item> </vpnGatewaySet> </DescribeVpnGatewaysResponse>

Example 2

This example uses filters to describe any virtual private gateway you own whose state is either pending or available.

Sample Request &Filter.1.Name=state &Filter.1.Value.1=pending &Filter.1.Value.2=available &AUTHPARAMS

See Also

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