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register-instance

Description

Creates or updates one or more records and, optionally, creates a health check based on the settings in a specified service. When you submit a RegisterInstance request, the following occurs:

  • For each DNS record that you define in the service that is specified by ServiceId , a record is created or updated in the hosted zone that is associated with the corresponding namespace.
  • If the service includes HealthCheckConfig , a health check is created based on the settings in the health check configuration.
  • The health check, if any, is associated with each of the new or updated records.

Warning

One RegisterInstance request must complete before you can submit another request and specify the same service ID and instance ID.

For more information, see CreateService .

When AWS Cloud Map receives a DNS query for the specified DNS name, it returns the applicable value:

  • If the health check is healthy : returns all the records
  • If the health check is unhealthy : returns the applicable value for the last healthy instance
  • If you didn't specify a health check configuration : returns all the records

For the current limit on the number of instances that you can register using the same namespace and using the same service, see AWS Cloud Map Limits in the AWS Cloud Map Developer Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  register-instance
--service-id <value>
--instance-id <value>
[--creator-request-id <value>]
--attributes <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--service-id (string)

The ID of the service that you want to use for settings for the instance.

--instance-id (string)

An identifier that you want to associate with the instance. Note the following:

  • If the service that is specified by ServiceId includes settings for an SRV record, the value of InstanceId is automatically included as part of the value for the SRV record. For more information, see DnsRecord$Type .
  • You can use this value to update an existing instance.
  • To register a new instance, you must specify a value that is unique among instances that you register by using the same service.
  • If you specify an existing InstanceId and ServiceId , AWS Cloud Map updates the existing DNS records, if any. If there's also an existing health check, AWS Cloud Map deletes the old health check and creates a new one.

Note

The health check isn't deleted immediately, so it will still appear for a while if you submit a ListHealthChecks request, for example.

--creator-request-id (string)

A unique string that identifies the request and that allows failed RegisterInstance requests to be retried without the risk of executing the operation twice. You must use a unique CreatorRequestId string every time you submit a RegisterInstance request if you're registering additional instances for the same namespace and service. CreatorRequestId can be any unique string, for example, a date/time stamp.

--attributes (map)

A string map that contains the following information for the service that you specify in ServiceId :

  • The attributes that apply to the records that are defined in the service.
  • For each attribute, the applicable value.

Supported attribute keys include the following:

AWS_ALIAS_DNS_NAME

If you want AWS Cloud Map to create an Amazon Route 53 alias record that routes traffic to an Elastic Load Balancing load balancer, specify the DNS name that is associated with the load balancer. For information about how to get the DNS name, see "DNSName" in the topic AliasTarget in the Route 53 API Reference .

Note the following:

  • The configuration for the service that is specified by ServiceId must include settings for an A record, an AAAA record, or both.
  • In the service that is specified by ServiceId , the value of RoutingPolicy must be WEIGHTED .
  • If the service that is specified by ServiceId includes HealthCheckConfig settings, AWS Cloud Map will create the Route 53 health check, but it won't associate the health check with the alias record.
  • Auto naming currently doesn't support creating alias records that route traffic to AWS resources other than ELB load balancers.
  • If you specify a value for AWS_ALIAS_DNS_NAME , don't specify values for any of the AWS_INSTANCE attributes.
AWS_INIT_HEALTH_STATUS

If the service configuration includes HealthCheckCustomConfig , you can optionally use AWS_INIT_HEALTH_STATUS to specify the initial status of the custom health check, HEALTHY or UNHEALTHY . If you don't specify a value for AWS_INIT_HEALTH_STATUS , the initial status is HEALTHY .

AWS_INSTANCE_CNAME

If the service configuration includes a CNAME record, the domain name that you want Route 53 to return in response to DNS queries, for example, example.com .

This value is required if the service specified by ServiceId includes settings for an CNAME record.

AWS_INSTANCE_IPV4

If the service configuration includes an A record, the IPv4 address that you want Route 53 to return in response to DNS queries, for example, 192.0.2.44 .

This value is required if the service specified by ServiceId includes settings for an A record. If the service includes settings for an SRV record, you must specify a value for AWS_INSTANCE_IPV4 , AWS_INSTANCE_IPV6 , or both.

AWS_INSTANCE_IPV6

If the service configuration includes an AAAA record, the IPv6 address that you want Route 53 to return in response to DNS queries, for example, 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:abcd:0001:2345 .

This value is required if the service specified by ServiceId includes settings for an AAAA record. If the service includes settings for an SRV record, you must specify a value for AWS_INSTANCE_IPV4 , AWS_INSTANCE_IPV6 , or both.

AWS_INSTANCE_PORT

If the service includes an SRV record, the value that you want Route 53 to return for the port.

If the service includes HealthCheckConfig , the port on the endpoint that you want Route 53 to send requests to.

This value is required if you specified settings for an SRV record when you created the service.

Custom attributes

You can add up to 30 custom attributes. For each key-value pair, the maximum length of the attribute name is 255 characters, and the maximum length of the attribute value is 1,024 characters.

Shorthand Syntax:

KeyName1=string,KeyName2=string

JSON Syntax:

{"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.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Output

OperationId -> (string)

A value that you can use to determine whether the request completed successfully. To get the status of the operation, see GetOperation .