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[ aws . wellarchitected ]



Create a new workload.

The owner of a workload can share the workload with other AWS accounts and IAM users in the same AWS Region. Only the owner of a workload can delete it.

For more information, see Defining a Workload in the AWS Well-Architected Tool User Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--workload-name <value>
--description <value>
--environment <value>
[--account-ids <value>]
[--aws-regions <value>]
[--non-aws-regions <value>]
[--pillar-priorities <value>]
[--architectural-design <value>]
--review-owner <value>
[--industry-type <value>]
[--industry <value>]
--lenses <value>
[--notes <value>]
[--client-request-token <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--workload-name (string)

The name of the workload.

The name must be unique within an account within a Region. Spaces and capitalization are ignored when checking for uniqueness.

--description (string)

The description for the workload.

--environment (string)

The environment for the workload.

Possible values:


--account-ids (list)

The list of AWS account IDs associated with the workload.


An AWS account ID.


"string" "string" ...

--aws-regions (list)

The list of AWS Regions associated with the workload, for example, us-east-2 , or ca-central-1 .


An AWS Region, for example, us-west-2 or ap-northeast-1 .


"string" "string" ...

--non-aws-regions (list)

The list of non-AWS Regions associated with the workload.



"string" "string" ...

--pillar-priorities (list)

The priorities of the pillars, which are used to order items in the improvement plan. Each pillar is represented by its PillarReviewSummary$PillarId .


The ID used to identify a pillar, for example, security .

A pillar is identified by its PillarReviewSummary$PillarId .


"string" "string" ...

--architectural-design (string)

The URL of the architectural design for the workload.

--review-owner (string)

The review owner of the workload. The name, email address, or identifier for the primary group or individual that owns the workload review process.

--industry-type (string)

The industry type for the workload.

If specified, must be one of the following:

  • Agriculture
  • Automobile
  • Defense
  • Design and Engineering
  • Digital Advertising
  • Education
  • Environmental Protection
  • Financial Services
  • Gaming
  • General Public Services
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • InfoTech
  • Justice and Public Safety
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Mining & Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power & Utilities
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Social Protection
  • Telecommunications
  • Travel, Transportation & Logistics
  • Other

--industry (string)

The industry for the workload.

--lenses (list)

The list of lenses associated with the workload. Each lens is identified by its LensSummary$LensAlias .


The alias of the lens, for example, serverless .

Each lens is identified by its LensSummary$LensAlias .


"string" "string" ...

--notes (string)

The notes associated with the workload.

--client-request-token (string)

A unique case-sensitive string used to ensure that this request is idempotent (executes only once).

You should not reuse the same token for other requests. If you retry a request with the same client request token and the same parameters after it has completed successfully, the result of the original request is returned.


This token is listed as required, however, if you do not specify it, the AWS SDKs automatically generate one for you. If you are not using the AWS SDK or the AWS CLI, you must provide this token or the request will fail.

--tags (map)

The tags to be associated with the workload.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

Shorthand Syntax:


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.


WorkloadId -> (string)

The ID assigned to the workload. This ID is unique within an AWS Region.

WorkloadArn -> (string)

The ARN for the workload.