DescribeCacheSubnetGroups - Amazon ElastiCache


Returns a list of cache subnet group descriptions. If a subnet group name is specified, the list contains only the description of that group. This is applicable only when you have ElastiCache in VPC setup. All ElastiCache clusters now launch in VPC by default.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.


The name of the cache subnet group to return details for.

Type: String

Required: No


An optional marker returned from a prior request. Use this marker for pagination of results from this operation. If this parameter is specified, the response includes only records beyond the marker, up to the value specified by MaxRecords.

Type: String

Required: No


The maximum number of records to include in the response. If more records exist than the specified MaxRecords value, a marker is included in the response so that the remaining results can be retrieved.

Default: 100

Constraints: minimum 20; maximum 100.

Type: Integer

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


A list of cache subnet groups. Each element in the list contains detailed information about one group.

Type: Array of CacheSubnetGroup objects


Provides an identifier to allow retrieval of paginated results.

Type: String


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


The requested cache subnet group name does not refer to an existing cache subnet group.

HTTP Status Code: 400



Some of the output has been omitted for brevity.

Sample Request ?Action=DescribeCacheSubnetGroups &Version=2015-02-02 &SignatureVersion=4 &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256 &Timestamp=20150202T192317Z &X-Amz-Credential=<credential>

Sample Response

<DescribeCacheSubnetGroupsResponse xmlns=""> <DescribeCacheSubnetGroupsResult> <CacheSubnetGroups> <CacheSubnetGroup> <VpcId>990524496922</VpcId> <CacheSubnetGroupDescription>description</CacheSubnetGroupDescription> <CacheSubnetGroupName>subnet_grp1</CacheSubnetGroupName> <Subnets> <Subnet> <SubnetStatus>Active</SubnetStatus> <SubnetIdentifier>subnet-7c5b4115</SubnetIdentifier> <SubnetAvailabilityZone> <Name>us-west-2c</Name> </SubnetAvailabilityZone> </Subnet> <Subnet> <SubnetStatus>Active</SubnetStatus> <SubnetIdentifier>subnet-7b5b4112</SubnetIdentifier> <SubnetAvailabilityZone> <Name>us-west-2b</Name> </SubnetAvailabilityZone> </Subnet> <Subnet> <SubnetStatus>Active</SubnetStatus> <SubnetIdentifier>subnet-3ea6bd57</SubnetIdentifier> <SubnetAvailabilityZone> <Name>us-west-2c</Name> </SubnetAvailabilityZone> </Subnet> </Subnets> </CacheSubnetGroup> (...output omitted...) </CacheSubnetGroups> </DescribeCacheSubnetGroupsResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>31d0faee-229b-11e1-81f1-df3a2a803dad</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </DescribeCacheSubnetGroupsResponse>

See Also

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