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[ aws . ssm ]



Retrieves the Maintenance Windows in an AWS account.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


[--filters <value>]
[--max-results <value>]
[--next-token <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--filters (list)

Optional filters used to narrow down the scope of the returned Maintenance Windows. Supported filter keys are Name and Enabled.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Values=string,string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Key": "string",
    "Values": ["string", ...]

--max-results (integer)

The maximum number of items to return for this call. The call also returns a token that you can specify in a subsequent call to get the next set of results.

--next-token (string)

The token for the next set of items to return. (You received this token from a previous call.)

--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 list all maintenance windows

This example lists all maintenance windows on your account.


aws ssm describe-maintenance-windows


  "WindowIdentities": [
          "Duration": 2,
          "Cutoff": 1,
          "WindowId": "mw-03eb9db42890fb82d",
          "Enabled": true,
          "Name": "TestMaintWin"

To list all enabled maintenance windows

This example lists all enabled maintenance windows.


aws ssm describe-maintenance-windows --filters "Key=Enabled,Values=true"


WindowIdentities -> (list)

Information about the Maintenance Windows.


Information about the Maintenance Window.

WindowId -> (string)

The ID of the Maintenance Window.

Name -> (string)

The name of the Maintenance Window.

Description -> (string)

A description of the Maintenance Window.

Enabled -> (boolean)

Whether the Maintenance Window is enabled.

Duration -> (integer)

The duration of the Maintenance Window in hours.

Cutoff -> (integer)

The number of hours before the end of the Maintenance Window that Systems Manager stops scheduling new tasks for execution.

NextToken -> (string)

The token to use when requesting the next set of items. If there are no additional items to return, the string is empty.