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[ aws . elasticbeanstalk ]



Takes a set of configuration settings and either a configuration template or environment, and determines whether those values are valid.

This action returns a list of messages indicating any errors or warnings associated with the selection of option values.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--application-name <value>
[--template-name <value>]
[--environment-name <value>]
--option-settings <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--application-name (string)

The name of the application that the configuration template or environment belongs to.

--template-name (string)

The name of the configuration template to validate the settings against.

Condition: You cannot specify both this and an environment name.

--environment-name (string)

The name of the environment to validate the settings against.

Condition: You cannot specify both this and a configuration template name.

--option-settings (list)

A list of the options and desired values to evaluate.


A specification identifying an individual configuration option along with its current value. For a list of possible namespaces and option values, see Option Values in the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Developer Guide .

ResourceName -> (string)

A unique resource name for the option setting. Use it for a time–based scaling configuration option.

Namespace -> (string)

A unique namespace that identifies the option's associated AWS resource.

OptionName -> (string)

The name of the configuration option.

Value -> (string)

The current value for the configuration option.

Shorthand Syntax:

ResourceName=string,Namespace=string,OptionName=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "ResourceName": "string",
    "Namespace": "string",
    "OptionName": "string",
    "Value": "string"

--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 validate configuration settings

The following command validates a CloudWatch custom metrics config document:

aws elasticbeanstalk validate-configuration-settings --application-name my-app --environment-name my-env --option-settings file://options.json

options.json is a JSON document that includes one or more configuration settings to validate:

        "Namespace": "aws:elasticbeanstalk:healthreporting:system",
        "OptionName": "ConfigDocument",
        "Value": "{\"CloudWatchMetrics\": {\"Environment\": {\"ApplicationLatencyP99.9\": null,\"InstancesSevere\": 60,\"ApplicationLatencyP90\": 60,\"ApplicationLatencyP99\": null,\"ApplicationLatencyP95\": 60,\"InstancesUnknown\": 60,\"ApplicationLatencyP85\": 60,\"InstancesInfo\": null,\"ApplicationRequests2xx\": null,\"InstancesDegraded\": null,\"InstancesWarning\": 60,\"ApplicationLatencyP50\": 60,\"ApplicationRequestsTotal\": null,\"InstancesNoData\": null,\"InstancesPending\": 60,\"ApplicationLatencyP10\": null,\"ApplicationRequests5xx\": null,\"ApplicationLatencyP75\": null,\"InstancesOk\": 60,\"ApplicationRequests3xx\": null,\"ApplicationRequests4xx\": null},\"Instance\": {\"ApplicationLatencyP99.9\": null,\"ApplicationLatencyP90\": 60,\"ApplicationLatencyP99\": null,\"ApplicationLatencyP95\": null,\"ApplicationLatencyP85\": null,\"CPUUser\": 60,\"ApplicationRequests2xx\": null,\"CPUIdle\": null,\"ApplicationLatencyP50\": null,\"ApplicationRequestsTotal\": 60,\"RootFilesystemUtil\": null,\"LoadAverage1min\": null,\"CPUIrq\": null,\"CPUNice\": 60,\"CPUIowait\": 60,\"ApplicationLatencyP10\": null,\"LoadAverage5min\": null,\"ApplicationRequests5xx\": null,\"ApplicationLatencyP75\": 60,\"CPUSystem\": 60,\"ApplicationRequests3xx\": 60,\"ApplicationRequests4xx\": null,\"InstanceHealth\": null,\"CPUSoftirq\": 60}},\"Version\": 1}"

If the options that you specify are valid for the specified environment, Elastic Beanstalk returns an empty Messages array:

    "Messages": []

If validation fails, the response will include information about the error:

    "Messages": [
            "OptionName": "ConfigDocumet",
            "Message": "Invalid option specification (Namespace: 'aws:elasticbeanstalk:healthreporting:system', OptionName: 'ConfigDocumet'): Unknown configuration setting.",
            "Namespace": "aws:elasticbeanstalk:healthreporting:system",
            "Severity": "error"

For more information about namespaces and supported options, see Option Values in the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Developer Guide.


Messages -> (list)

A list of ValidationMessage .


An error or warning for a desired configuration option value.

Message -> (string)

A message describing the error or warning.

Severity -> (string)

An indication of the severity of this message:

  • error : This message indicates that this is not a valid setting for an option.
  • warning : This message is providing information you should take into account.

Namespace -> (string)

The namespace to which the option belongs.

OptionName -> (string)

The name of the option.