AWS Batch
API Reference (API Version 2016-08-10)


Updates an AWS Batch compute environment.

Request Syntax

POST /v1/updatecomputeenvironment HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "computeEnvironment": "string", "computeResources": { "desiredvCpus": number, "maxvCpus": number, "minvCpus": number }, "serviceRole": "string", "state": "string" }

URI Request Parameters

The request does not use any URI parameters.

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The name or full Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the compute environment to update.

Type: String

Required: Yes


Details of the compute resources managed by the compute environment. Required for a managed compute environment.

Type: ComputeResourceUpdate object

Required: No


The full Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAM role that allows AWS Batch to make calls to other AWS services on your behalf.

If your specified role has a path other than /, then you must either specify the full role ARN (this is recommended) or prefix the role name with the path.


Depending on how you created your AWS Batch service role, its ARN may contain the service-role path prefix. When you only specify the name of the service role, AWS Batch assumes that your ARN does not use the service-role path prefix. Because of this, we recommend that you specify the full ARN of your service role when you create compute environments.

Type: String

Required: No


The state of the compute environment. Compute environments in the ENABLED state can accept jobs from a queue and scale in or out automatically based on the workload demand of its associated queues.

Type: String


Required: No

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "computeEnvironmentArn": "string", "computeEnvironmentName": "string" }

Response Elements

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

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


The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the compute environment.

Type: String


The name of compute environment.

Type: String



These errors are usually caused by a client action, such as using an action or resource on behalf of a user that doesn't have permissions to use the action or resource, or specifying an identifier that is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


These errors are usually caused by a server issue.

HTTP Status Code: 500


In the following example or examples, the Authorization header contents (AUTHPARAMS) must be replaced with an AWS Signature Version 4 signature. For more information about creating these signatures, see Signature Version 4 Signing Process in the AWS General Reference.

You only need to learn how to sign HTTP requests if you intend to manually create them. When you use the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) or one of the AWS SDKs to make requests to AWS, these tools automatically sign the requests for you with the access key that you specify when you configure the tools. When you use these tools, you don't need to learn how to sign requests yourself.


This example disables the P3OnDemand compute environment so it can be deleted.

Sample Request

POST /v1/updatecomputeenvironment HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 57 Authorization: AUTHPARAMS X-Amz-Date: 20161128T194248Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.11.21 Python/2.7.12 Darwin/16.1.0 botocore/1.4.78 { "computeEnvironment": "P3OnDemand", "state": "DISABLED" }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Content-Type: application/json Content-Length: 133 Connection: keep-alive Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:42:49 GMT x-amzn-RequestId: d7d41aba-b5a2-11e6-bbde-956d603f3192 X-Amzn-Trace-Id: Root=1-583c88b9-c30dd12f24398eef8bd95ed7 X-Cache: Miss from cloudfront Via: 1.1 (CloudFront) X-Amz-Cf-Id: uxJn0P7cg_1RTxOs15FkCItWfmCeniKMZdXlFWaOfPfjqATHw3j-AA== { "computeEnvironmentName": "P3OnDemand", "computeEnvironmentArn": "arn:aws:batch:us-east-1:012345678910:compute-environment/P3OnDemand" }

See Also

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