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Returns the list of available instance images, or blueprints . You can use a blueprint to create a new virtual private server already running a specific operating system, as well as a preinstalled app or development stack. The software each instance is running depends on the blueprint image you choose.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

get-blueprints 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: blueprints


[--include-inactive | --no-include-inactive]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--include-inactive | --no-include-inactive (boolean)

A Boolean value indicating whether to include inactive results in your request.

--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 .

--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.


blueprints -> (list)

An array of key-value pairs that contains information about the available blueprints.


Describes a blueprint (a virtual private server image).

blueprintId -> (string)

The ID for the virtual private server image (e.g., app_wordpress_4_4 or app_lamp_7_0 ).

name -> (string)

The friendly name of the blueprint (e.g., Amazon Linux ).

group -> (string)

The group name of the blueprint (e.g., amazon-linux ).

type -> (string)

The type of the blueprint (e.g., os or app ).

description -> (string)

The description of the blueprint.

isActive -> (boolean)

A Boolean value indicating whether the blueprint is active. Inactive blueprints are listed to support customers with existing instances but are not necessarily available for launch of new instances. Blueprints are marked inactive when they become outdated due to operating system updates or new application releases.

minPower -> (integer)

The minimum bundle power required to run this blueprint. For example, you need a bundle with a power value of 500 or more to create an instance that uses a blueprint with a minimum power value of 500. 0 indicates that the blueprint runs on all instance sizes.

version -> (string)

The version number of the operating system, application, or stack (e.g., 2016.03.0 ).

versionCode -> (string)

The version code.

productUrl -> (string)

The product URL to learn more about the image or blueprint.

licenseUrl -> (string)

The end-user license agreement URL for the image or blueprint.

platform -> (string)

The operating system platform (either Linux/Unix-based or Windows Server-based) of the blueprint.

nextPageToken -> (string)

A token used for advancing to the next page of results from your get blueprints request.