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Retrieve metrics of the specified types that can be queried for a specified DB instance.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--service-type <value>
--identifier <value>
--metric-types <value>
[--next-token <value>]
[--max-results <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>]


--service-type (string)

The Amazon Web Services service for which Performance Insights returns metrics.

Possible values:

  • RDS

--identifier (string)

An immutable identifier for a data source that is unique within an Amazon Web Services Region. Performance Insights gathers metrics from this data source. To use an Amazon RDS DB instance as a data source, specify its DbiResourceId value. For example, specify db-ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTU1VWZ .

--metric-types (list)

The types of metrics to return in the response. Valid values in the array include the following:

  • os (OS counter metrics) - All engines
  • db (DB load metrics) - All engines except for Amazon DocumentDB
  • db.sql.stats (per-SQL metrics) - All engines except for Amazon DocumentDB
  • db.sql_tokenized.stats (per-SQL digest metrics) - All engines except for Amazon DocumentDB


A generic string type that forbids characters that could expose our service (or services downstream) to security risks around injections.


"string" "string" ...

--next-token (string)

An optional pagination token provided by a previous request. If this parameter is specified, the response includes only records beyond the token, up to the value specified by MaxRecords .

--max-results (integer)

The maximum number of items to return. If the MaxRecords value is less than the number of existing items, the response includes a pagination token.

--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.


Metrics -> (list)

An array of metrics available to query. Each array element contains the full name, description, and unit of the metric.


An object that contains the full name, description, and unit of a metric.

Metric -> (string)

The full name of the metric.

Description -> (string)

The description of the metric.

Unit -> (string)

The unit of the metric.

NextToken -> (string)

A pagination token that indicates the response didn’t return all available records because MaxRecords was specified in the previous request. To get the remaining records, specify NextToken in a separate request with this value.