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[ aws . gamelift ]



Retrieves a collection of fleet resources in an AWS Region. You can call this operation to get fleets in a previously selected default Region (see or specify a Region in your request. You can filter the result set to find only those fleets that are deployed with a specific build or script. For fleets that have multiple locations, this operation retrieves fleets based on their home Region only.

This operation can be used in the following ways:

  • To get a list of all fleets in a Region, don't provide a build or script identifier.
  • To get a list of all fleets where a specific custom game build is deployed, provide the build ID.
  • To get a list of all Realtime Servers fleets with a specific configuration script, provide the script ID.

Use the pagination parameters to retrieve results as a set of sequential pages.

If successful, a list of fleet IDs that match the request parameters is returned. A NextToken value is also returned if there are more result pages to retrieve.


Fleet resources are not listed in a particular order.

Learn more

Setting up GameLift fleets

Related actions

CreateFleet | UpdateFleetCapacity | PutScalingPolicy | DescribeEC2InstanceLimits | DescribeFleetAttributes | DescribeFleetLocationAttributes | UpdateFleetAttributes | StopFleetActions | DeleteFleet | All APIs by task

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

list-fleets is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: FleetIds


[--build-id <value>]
[--script-id <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--build-id (string)

A unique identifier for the build to request fleets for. Use this parameter to return only fleets using a specified build. Use either the build ID or ARN value.

--script-id (string)

A unique identifier for the Realtime script to request fleets for. Use this parameter to return only fleets using a specified script. Use either the script ID or ARN 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.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command's output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command's output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command's output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--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.


Example1: To get a list of all fleets in a Region

The following list-fleets example displays the fleet IDs of all fleets in the current Region. This example uses pagination parameters to retrieve two fleet IDs at a time. The response includes a next-token attribute, which indicates that there are more results to retrieve.

aws gamelift list-fleets \
    --limit 2


    "FleetIds": [
    "NextToken": "eyJhd3NBY2NvdW50SWQiOnsicyI6IjMwMjc3NjAxNjM5OCJ9LCJidWlsZElkIjp7InMiOiJidWlsZC01NWYxZTZmMS1jY2FlLTQ3YTctOWI5ZS1iYjFkYTQwMjJEXAMPLE="

You can pass the NextToken value from the previous response in the next command, as shown here to get the next two results.

aws gamelift list-fleets \
    --limit 2 \
    --next-token eyJhd3NBY2NvdW50SWQiOnsicyI6IjMwMjc3NjAxNjM5OCJ9LCJidWlsZElkIjp7InMiOiJidWlsZC00NDRlZjQxZS1hM2I1LTQ2NDYtODJmMy0zYzI4ZTgxNjVjEXAMPLE=

Example2: To get a list of all fleets in a Region with a specific build or script

The following list-builds example retrieves the IDs of fleets that are deployed with the specified game build. If you're working with Realtime Servers, you can provide a script ID in place of a build ID. Because this example does not specify the limit parameter, the results can include up to 16 fleet IDs.

aws gamelift list-fleets \
    --build-id build-a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-EXAMPLE11111


    "FleetIds": [


FleetIds -> (list)

A set of fleet IDs that match the list request. You can retrieve additional information about all returned fleets by passing this result set to a DescribeFleetAttributes , DescribeFleetCapacity , or DescribeFleetUtilization call.


NextToken -> (string)

A token that indicates where to resume retrieving results on the next call to this operation. If no token is returned, these results represent the end of the list.