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Gets a generated host name for the specified layer, based on the current host name theme.

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

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--layer-id <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--layer-id (string)

The layer ID.

--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 get the next hostname for a layer

The following example gets the next generated hostname for a specified layer. The layer used for this example is a Java Application Server layer with one instance. The stack's hostname theme is the default, Layer_Dependent.

aws opsworks --region us-east-1 get-hostname-suggestion --layer-id 888c5645-09a5-4d0e-95a8-812ef1db76a4


  "Hostname": "java-app2",
  "LayerId": "888c5645-09a5-4d0e-95a8-812ef1db76a4"

More Information

For more information, see Create a New Stack in the AWS OpsWorks User Guide.


LayerId -> (string)

The layer ID.

Hostname -> (string)

The generated host name.