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[ aws . redshift ]



Displays a list of event categories for all event source types, or for a specified source type. For a list of the event categories and source types, go to Amazon Redshift Event Notifications .

See also: AWS API Documentation


[--source-type <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>]


--source-type (string)

The source type, such as cluster or parameter group, to which the described event categories apply.

Valid values: cluster, cluster-snapshot, cluster-parameter-group, cluster-security-group, and scheduled-action.

--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 event categories for a cluster

The following describe-event-categories example displays details for the event categories for a cluster.

aws redshift describe-event-categories \
    --source-type cluster


    "EventCategoriesMapList": [
            "SourceType": "cluster",
            "Events": [
                    "EventId": "REDSHIFT-EVENT-2000",
                    "EventCategories": [
                    "EventDescription": "Cluster <cluster name> created at <time in UTC>.",
                    "Severity": "INFO"
                    "EventId": "REDSHIFT-EVENT-2001",
                    "EventCategories": [
                    "EventDescription": "Cluster <cluster name> deleted at <time in UTC>.",
                    "Severity": "INFO"
                    "EventId": "REDSHIFT-EVENT-3625",
                    "EventCategories": [
                    "EventDescription": "The cluster <cluster name> can't be resumed with its previous elastic network interface <ENI id>. We will allocate a new elastic network interface and associate it with the cluster node.",
                    "Severity": "INFO"


EventCategoriesMapList -> (list)

A list of event categories descriptions.


Describes event categories.

SourceType -> (string)

The source type, such as cluster or cluster-snapshot, that the returned categories belong to.

Events -> (list)

The events in the event category.


Describes event information.

EventId -> (string)

The identifier of an Amazon Redshift event.

EventCategories -> (list)

The category of an Amazon Redshift event.


EventDescription -> (string)

The description of an Amazon Redshift event.

Severity -> (string)

The severity of the event.