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

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--service-type <value>
--identifier <value>
--metric-types <value>
[--next-token <value>]
[--max-results <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <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



"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.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


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.