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[ aws . elb . wait ]



Wait until JMESPath query InstanceStates[].State returns InService for all elements when polling with describe-instance-health. 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.


--load-balancer-name <value>
[--instances <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--load-balancer-name (string)

The name of the load balancer.

--instances (list)

The IDs of the instances.

Shorthand Syntax:

InstanceId=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "InstanceId": "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 pause running until the specified instance is in service

The following wait instance-in-service command pauses and continues only after it can confirm that the specified instance is in service.

aws elb wait instance-in-service \
    --load-balancer-name my-loadbalancer \
    --instances InstanceId=i-1234567890abcdef0

This command produces no output.