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get-console-output

Description

Gets the console output for the specified instance. For Linux instances, the instance console output displays the exact console output that would normally be displayed on a physical monitor attached to a computer. For Windows instances, the instance console output includes output from the EC2Config service.

get-console-output returns up to 64 KB of console output shortly after it's generated by the instance.

By default, the console output returns buffered information that was posted shortly after an instance transition state (start, stop, reboot, or terminate). This information is available for at least one hour after the most recent post.

You can optionally retrieve the latest serial console output at any time during the instance lifecycle. This option is only supported on C5, M5, and i3.metal instances.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  get-console-output
--instance-id <value>
[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
[--latest | --no-latest]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--instance-id (string)

The ID of the instance.

--dry-run | --no-dry-run (boolean)

Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation . Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation .

--latest | --no-latest (boolean)

When enabled, retrieves the latest console output for the instance.

Default: disabled (false )

--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.

--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.

Examples

To get the console output

This example gets the console ouput for the specified Linux instance.

Command:

aws ec2 get-console-output --instance-id i-1234567890abcdef0

Output:

{
    "InstanceId": "i-1234567890abcdef0",
    "Timestamp": "2013-07-25T21:23:53.000Z",
    "Output": "..."
}

To get the latest console output

This example gets the latest console output for the specified instance.

Command:

aws ec2 get-console-output --instance-id i-1234567890abcdef0 --latest --output text

Output:

  i-1234567890abcdef0 [    0.000000] Command line: root=LABEL=/ console=tty1 console=ttyS0 selinux=0 nvme_core.io_timeout=4294967295
[    0.000000] x86/fpu: Supporting XSAVE feature 0x001: 'x87 floating point registers'
[    0.000000] x86/fpu: Supporting XSAVE feature 0x002: 'SSE registers'
[    0.000000] x86/fpu: Supporting XSAVE feature 0x004: 'AVX registers'
...
Cloud-init v. 0.7.6 finished at Wed, 09 May 2018 19:01:13 +0000. Datasource DataSourceEc2.  Up 21.50 seconds
Amazon Linux AMI release 2018.03
Kernel 4.14.26-46.32.amzn1.x86_64 on an x86_64
  2018-05-09T19:07:01.000Z

Output

InstanceId -> (string)

The ID of the instance.

Output -> (string)

The console output, base64-encoded. If you are using a command line tool, the tool decodes the output for you.

Timestamp -> (timestamp)

The time at which the output was last updated.