GetHealthCheckStatus - Amazon Route 53


Gets status of a specified health check.


This API is intended for use during development to diagnose behavior. It doesn’t support production use-cases with high query rates that require immediate and actionable responses.

Request Syntax

GET /2013-04-01/healthcheck/HealthCheckId/status HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The ID for the health check that you want the current status for. When you created the health check, CreateHealthCheck returned the ID in the response, in the HealthCheckId element.


If you want to check the status of a calculated health check, you must use the Amazon Route 53 console or the CloudWatch console. You can't use GetHealthCheckStatus to get the status of a calculated health check.

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 64.

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <GetHealthCheckStatusResponse> <HealthCheckObservations> <HealthCheckObservation> <IPAddress>string</IPAddress> <Region>string</Region> <StatusReport> <CheckedTime>timestamp</CheckedTime> <Status>string</Status> </StatusReport> </HealthCheckObservation> </HealthCheckObservations> </GetHealthCheckStatusResponse>

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in XML format by the service.


Root level tag for the GetHealthCheckStatusResponse parameters.

Required: Yes


A list that contains one HealthCheckObservation element for each Amazon Route 53 health checker that is reporting a status about the health check endpoint.

Type: Array of HealthCheckObservation objects


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


The input is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


No health check exists with the specified ID.

HTTP Status Code: 404


Example Request

This example illustrates one usage of GetHealthCheckStatus.

GET /2013-04-01/healthcheck/018927304987/status

Example Response

This example illustrates one usage of GetHealthCheckStatus.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <GetHealthCheckStatusResponse xmlns=""> <HealthCheckObservations> <HealthCheckObservation> <IPAddress></IPAddress> <Region>us-east-2</Region> <StatusReport> <Status>Success: HTTP Status Code: 200. Resolved IP: OK</Status> <CheckedTime>2014-10-27T17:48:25.038Z</CheckedTime> </StatusReport> </HealthCheckObservation> <HealthCheckObservation> <IPAddress></IPAddress> <Region>us-west-1</Region> <StatusReport> <Status>Success: HTTP Status Code: 200. Resolved IP: OK</Status> <CheckedTime>2014-10-27T17:48:16.751Z</CheckedTime> </StatusReport> </HealthCheckObservation> ... </HealthCheckObservations> </GetHealthCheckStatusResponse>

See Also

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