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Describes a stack's Elastic Load Balancing instances.


This call accepts only one resource-identifying parameter.

Required Permissions : To use this action, an IAM user must have a Show, Deploy, or Manage permissions level for the stack, or an attached policy that explicitly grants permissions. For more information about user permissions, see Managing User Permissions .

See also: AWS API Documentation


[--stack-id <value>]
[--layer-ids <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>]


--stack-id (string)

A stack ID. The action describes the stack's Elastic Load Balancing instances.

--layer-ids (list)

A list of layer IDs. The action describes the Elastic Load Balancing instances for the specified layers.



"string" "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.

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.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To describe a stack's elastic load balancers

The following describe-elastic-load-balancers command describes a specified stack's load balancers.

aws opsworks --region us-west-2 describe-elastic-load-balancers --stack-id 6f4660e5-37a6-4e42-bfa0-1358ebd9c182

Output: This particular stack has one load balancer.

  "ElasticLoadBalancers": [
          "SubnetIds": [
          "Ec2InstanceIds": [],
          "ElasticLoadBalancerName": "my-balancer",
          "Region": "us-west-2",
          "LayerId": "344973cb-bf2b-4cd0-8d93-51cd819bab04",
          "AvailabilityZones": [
          "VpcId": "vpc-b319f9d4",
          "StackId": "6f4660e5-37a6-4e42-bfa0-1358ebd9c182",
          "DnsName": ""

More Information

For more information, see Apps in the AWS OpsWorks User Guide.


ElasticLoadBalancers -> (list)

A list of ElasticLoadBalancer objects that describe the specified Elastic Load Balancing instances.


Describes an Elastic Load Balancing instance.

ElasticLoadBalancerName -> (string)

The Elastic Load Balancing instance's name.

Region -> (string)

The instance's AWS region.

DnsName -> (string)

The instance's public DNS name.

StackId -> (string)

The ID of the stack that the instance is associated with.

LayerId -> (string)

The ID of the layer that the instance is attached to.

VpcId -> (string)


AvailabilityZones -> (list)

A list of Availability Zones.


SubnetIds -> (list)

A list of subnet IDs, if the stack is running in a VPC.


Ec2InstanceIds -> (list)

A list of the EC2 instances that the Elastic Load Balancing instance is managing traffic for.