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Gets a system instance.

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--id <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]


--id (string)

The ID of the system deployment instance. This value is returned by CreateSystemInstance .

The ID should be in the following format.

urn:tdm:REGION/ACCOUNT ID/default:deployment:DEPLOYMENTNAME

--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.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

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To get a system instance

The following get-system-instance example gets a definition for a system instance.

aws iotthingsgraph get-system-instance \
    --id "urn:tdm:us-west-2/123456789012/default:Deployment:Room218"


    "description": {
        "summary": {
            "id": "urn:tdm:us-west-2/123456789012/default:Deployment:Room218",
            "arn": "arn:aws:iotthingsgraph:us-west-2:123456789012:Deployment/default/Room218",
            "status": "NOT_DEPLOYED",
            "target": "CLOUD",
            "createdAt": 1559249315.208,
            "updatedAt": 1559249315.208
        "definition": {
            "language": "GRAPHQL",
            "text": "{\r\nquery Room218 @deployment(id: \"urn:tdm:us-west-2/123456789012/default:Deployment:Room218\", systemId: \"urn:tdm:us-west-2/123456789012/default:System:SecurityFlow\") {\r\n    motionSensor(deviceId: \"MotionSensorName\")\r\n    screen(deviceId: \"ScreenName\")\r\n    camera(deviceId: \"CameraName\") \r\n    triggers {MotionEventTrigger(description: \"a trigger\") {  \r\n    condition(expr: \"devices[name == 'motionSensor'].events[name == 'StateChanged'].lastEvent\") \r\n    action(expr: \"ThingsGraph.startFlow('SecurityFlow', bindings[name == 'camera'].deviceId, bindings[name == 'screen'].deviceId)\")\r\n    }\r\n   }\r\n  }\r\n  }"
        "metricsConfiguration": {
            "cloudMetricEnabled": false
        "validatedNamespaceVersion": 5,
        "flowActionsRoleArn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/ThingsGraphRole"

For more information, see Working with Systems and Flow Configurations in the AWS IoT Things Graph User Guide.


description -> (structure)

An object that describes the system instance.

summary -> (structure)

An object that contains summary information about a system instance.

id -> (string)

The ID of the system instance.

arn -> (string)

The ARN of the system instance.

status -> (string)

The status of the system instance.

target -> (string)

The target of the system instance.

greengrassGroupName -> (string)

The ID of the Greengrass group where the system instance is deployed.

createdAt -> (timestamp)

The date when the system instance was created.

updatedAt -> (timestamp)

The date and time when the system instance was last updated.

greengrassGroupId -> (string)

The ID of the Greengrass group where the system instance is deployed.

greengrassGroupVersionId -> (string)

The version of the Greengrass group where the system instance is deployed.

definition -> (structure)

A document that defines an entity.

language -> (string)

The language used to define the entity. GRAPHQL is the only valid value.

text -> (string)

The GraphQL text that defines the entity.

s3BucketName -> (string)

The Amazon Simple Storage Service bucket where information about a system instance is stored.

metricsConfiguration -> (structure)

An object that specifies whether cloud metrics are collected in a deployment and, if so, what role is used to collect metrics.

cloudMetricEnabled -> (boolean)

A Boolean that specifies whether cloud metrics are collected.

metricRuleRoleArn -> (string)

The ARN of the role that is used to collect cloud metrics.

validatedNamespaceVersion -> (long)

The version of the user's namespace against which the system instance was validated.

validatedDependencyRevisions -> (list)

A list of objects that contain all of the IDs and revision numbers of workflows and systems that are used in a system instance.


An object that contains the ID and revision number of a workflow or system that is part of a deployment.

id -> (string)

The ID of the workflow or system.

revisionNumber -> (long)

The revision number of the workflow or system.

flowActionsRoleArn -> (string)

The AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role that AWS IoT Things Graph assumes during flow execution in a cloud deployment. This role must have read and write permissionss to AWS Lambda and AWS IoT and to any other AWS services that the flow uses.