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[ aws . directconnect ]



Lists the virtual private gateways owned by the Amazon Web Services account.

You can create one or more Direct Connect private virtual interfaces linked to a virtual private gateway.

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.



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To list virtual private gateways

The following describe-virtual-gateways command lists virtual private gateways owned by your AWS account:

aws directconnect describe-virtual-gateways


    "virtualGateways": [
            "virtualGatewayId": "vgw-aba37db6",
            "virtualGatewayState": "available"


virtualGateways -> (list)

The virtual private gateways.


Information about a virtual private gateway for a private virtual interface.

virtualGatewayId -> (string)

The ID of the virtual private gateway.

virtualGatewayState -> (string)

The state of the virtual private gateway. The following are the possible values:

  • pending : Initial state after creating the virtual private gateway.
  • available : Ready for use by a private virtual interface.
  • deleting : Initial state after deleting the virtual private gateway.
  • deleted : The virtual private gateway is deleted. The private virtual interface is unable to send traffic over this gateway.