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[ aws . ec2 . wait ]



Wait until JMESPath query Images[].State returns available for all elements when polling with describe-images. It will poll every 15 seconds until a successful state has been reached. This will exit with a return code of 255 after 40 failed checks.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


[--executable-users <value>]
[--filters <value>]
[--image-ids <value>]
[--owners <value>]
[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--executable-users (list)

Scopes the images by users with explicit launch permissions. Specify an AWS account ID, self (the sender of the request), or all (public AMIs).


"string" "string" ...

--filters (list)

The filters.

  • architecture - The image architecture (i386 | x86_64 | arm64 ).
  • block-device-mapping.delete-on-termination - A Boolean value that indicates whether the Amazon EBS volume is deleted on instance termination.
  • block-device-mapping.device-name - The device name specified in the block device mapping (for example, /dev/sdh or xvdh ).
  • block-device-mapping.snapshot-id - The ID of the snapshot used for the EBS volume.
  • block-device-mapping.volume-size - The volume size of the EBS volume, in GiB.
  • block-device-mapping.volume-type - The volume type of the EBS volume (gp2 | io1 | st1 | sc1 | standard ).
  • block-device-mapping.encrypted - A Boolean that indicates whether the EBS volume is encrypted.
  • description - The description of the image (provided during image creation).
  • ena-support - A Boolean that indicates whether enhanced networking with ENA is enabled.
  • hypervisor - The hypervisor type (ovm | xen ).
  • image-id - The ID of the image.
  • image-type - The image type (machine | kernel | ramdisk ).
  • is-public - A Boolean that indicates whether the image is public.
  • kernel-id - The kernel ID.
  • manifest-location - The location of the image manifest.
  • name - The name of the AMI (provided during image creation).
  • owner-alias - String value from an Amazon-maintained list (amazon | aws-marketplace | microsoft ) of snapshot owners. Not to be confused with the user-configured AWS account alias, which is set from the IAM console.
  • owner-id - The AWS account ID of the image owner.
  • platform - The platform. To only list Windows-based AMIs, use windows .
  • product-code - The product code.
  • product-code.type - The type of the product code (devpay | marketplace ).
  • ramdisk-id - The RAM disk ID.
  • root-device-name - The device name of the root device volume (for example, /dev/sda1 ).
  • root-device-type - The type of the root device volume (ebs | instance-store ).
  • state - The state of the image (available | pending | failed ).
  • state-reason-code - The reason code for the state change.
  • state-reason-message - The message for the state change.
  • sriov-net-support - A value of simple indicates that enhanced networking with the Intel 82599 VF interface is enabled.
  • tag :key- The key/value combination of a tag assigned to the resource. Use the tag key in the filter name and the tag value as the filter value. For example, to find all resources that have a tag with the key Owner and the value TeamA , specify tag:Owner for the filter name and TeamA for the filter value.
  • tag-key - The key of a tag assigned to the resource. Use this filter to find all resources assigned a tag with a specific key, regardless of the tag value.
  • virtualization-type - The virtualization type (paravirtual | hvm ).

Shorthand Syntax:

Name=string,Values=string,string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Name": "string",
    "Values": ["string", ...]

--image-ids (list)

The image IDs.

Default: Describes all images available to you.


"string" "string" ...

--owners (list)

Filters the images by the owner. Specify an AWS account ID, self (owner is the sender of the request), or an AWS owner alias (valid values are amazon | aws-marketplace | microsoft ). Omitting this option returns all images for which you have launch permissions, regardless of ownership.


"string" "string" ...

--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 .

--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 wait until an image is available

The following wait image-available example pauses and resumes running only after it confirms that the specified Amazon Machine Image is available. It produces no output.

aws ec2 wait image-available \
    --image-ids ami-0abcdef1234567890