Table Of Contents


User Guide

First time using the AWS CLI? See the User Guide for help getting started.

[ aws . batch ]



Describes one or more of your job queues.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


[--job-queues <value>]
[--max-results <value>]
[--next-token <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--job-queues (list)

A list of up to 100 queue names or full queue Amazon Resource Name (ARN) entries.


"string" "string" ...

--max-results (integer)

The maximum number of results returned by DescribeJobQueues in paginated output. When this parameter is used, DescribeJobQueues only returns maxResults results in a single page along with a nextToken response element. The remaining results of the initial request can be seen by sending another DescribeJobQueues request with the returned nextToken value. This value can be between 1 and 100. If this parameter is not used, then DescribeJobQueues returns up to 100 results and a nextToken value if applicable.

--next-token (string)

The nextToken value returned from a previous paginated DescribeJobQueues request where maxResults was used and the results exceeded the value of that parameter. Pagination continues from the end of the previous results that returned the nextToken value. This value is null when there are no more results to return.


This token should be treated as an opaque identifier that is only used to retrieve the next items in a list and not for other programmatic purposes.

--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.

--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 describe a job queue

This example describes the HighPriority job queue.


aws batch describe-job-queues --job-queues HighPriority


    "jobQueues": [
            "status": "VALID",
            "jobQueueArn": "arn:aws:batch:us-east-1:012345678910:job-queue/HighPriority",
            "computeEnvironmentOrder": [
                    "computeEnvironment": "arn:aws:batch:us-east-1:012345678910:compute-environment/C4OnDemand",
                    "order": 1
            "statusReason": "JobQueue Healthy",
            "priority": 1,
            "state": "ENABLED",
            "jobQueueName": "HighPriority"


jobQueues -> (list)

The list of job queues.


An object representing the details of an AWS Batch job queue.

jobQueueName -> (string)

The name of the job queue.

jobQueueArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the job queue.

state -> (string)

Describes the ability of the queue to accept new jobs.

status -> (string)

The status of the job queue (for example, CREATING or VALID ).

statusReason -> (string)

A short, human-readable string to provide additional details about the current status of the job queue.

priority -> (integer)

The priority of the job queue.

computeEnvironmentOrder -> (list)

The compute environments that are attached to the job queue and the order in which job placement is preferred. Compute environments are selected for job placement in ascending order.


The order in which compute environments are tried for job placement within a queue. Compute environments are tried in ascending order. For example, if two compute environments are associated with a job queue, the compute environment with a lower order integer value is tried for job placement first.

order -> (integer)

The order of the compute environment.

computeEnvironment -> (string)

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

nextToken -> (string)

The nextToken value to include in a future DescribeJobQueues request. When the results of a DescribeJobQueues request exceed maxResults , this value can be used to retrieve the next page of results. This value is null when there are no more results to return.