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[ aws . appmesh ]



Returns a list of existing routes in a service mesh.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

list-routes is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: routes


--mesh-name <value>
--virtual-router-name <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--mesh-name (string)

The name of the service mesh to list routes in.

--virtual-router-name (string)

The name of the virtual router to list routes in.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command's output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command's output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command's output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


To list routes

The following list-routes example lists all of the routes for the specified virtual router.

aws appmesh list-routes \
    --mesh-name app1 \
    --virtual-router-name vrServiceB


    "routes": [
            "arn": "arn:aws:appmesh:us-east-1:123456789012:mesh/app1/virtualRouter/vrServiceB/route/toVnServiceB",
            "meshName": "app1",
            "routeName": "toVnServiceB-weighted",
            "virtualRouterName": "vrServiceB"

For more information, see Routes in the AWS App Mesh User Guide.


nextToken -> (string)

The nextToken value to include in a future ListRoutes request. When the results of a ListRoutes request exceed limit , you can use this value to retrieve the next page of results. This value is null when there are no more results to return.

routes -> (list)

The list of existing routes for the specified service mesh and virtual router.


An object representing a route returned by a list operation.

arn -> (string)

The full Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the route.

meshName -> (string)

The name of the service mesh that the route resides in.

routeName -> (string)

The name of the route.

virtualRouterName -> (string)

The virtual router that the route is associated with.