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[ aws . directconnect ]



Lists the AWS Direct Connect locations in the current AWS Region. These are the locations that can be selected when calling CreateConnection or CreateInterconnect .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--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 list AWS Direct Connect partners and locations

The following describe-locations command lists AWS Direct Connect partners and locations in the current region:

aws directconnect describe-locations


    "locations": [
            "locationName": "NAP do Brasil, Barueri, Sao Paulo",
            "locationCode": "TNDB"
            "locationName": "Tivit - Site Transamerica (Sao Paulo)",
            "locationCode": "TIVIT"


locations -> (list)

The locations.


Information about an AWS Direct Connect location.

locationCode -> (string)

The code for the location.

locationName -> (string)

The name of the location. This includes the name of the colocation partner and the physical site of the building.

region -> (string)

The AWS Region for the location.

availablePortSpeeds -> (list)

The available port speeds for the location.


availableProviders -> (list)

The name of the service provider for the location.