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[ aws . ssm ]



Bulk update custom inventory items on one or more managed nodes. The request adds an inventory item, if it doesn't already exist, or updates an inventory item, if it does exist.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--instance-id <value>
--items <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>]


--instance-id (string)

An managed node ID where you want to add or update inventory items.

--items (list)

The inventory items that you want to add or update on managed nodes.


Information collected from managed nodes based on your inventory policy document

TypeName -> (string)

The name of the inventory type. Default inventory item type names start with AWS . Custom inventory type names will start with Custom. Default inventory item types include the following: AWS:AWSComponent , AWS:Application , AWS:InstanceInformation , AWS:Network , and AWS:WindowsUpdate .

SchemaVersion -> (string)

The schema version for the inventory item.

CaptureTime -> (string)

The time the inventory information was collected.

ContentHash -> (string)

MD5 hash of the inventory item type contents. The content hash is used to determine whether to update inventory information. The PutInventory API doesn't update the inventory item type contents if the MD5 hash hasn't changed since last update.

Content -> (list)

The inventory data of the inventory type.


key -> (string)

value -> (string)

Context -> (map)

A map of associated properties for a specified inventory type. For example, with this attribute, you can specify the ExecutionId , ExecutionType , ComplianceType properties of the AWS:ComplianceItem type.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

Shorthand Syntax:

TypeName=string,SchemaVersion=string,CaptureTime=string,ContentHash=string,Content=[{KeyName1=string,KeyName2=string},{KeyName1=string,KeyName2=string}],Context={KeyName1=string,KeyName2=string} ...

JSON Syntax:

    "TypeName": "string",
    "SchemaVersion": "string",
    "CaptureTime": "string",
    "ContentHash": "string",
    "Content": [
      {"string": "string"
    "Context": {"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.

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 assign customer metadata to an instance

This example assigns rack location information to an instance. There is no output if the command succeeds.

Command (Linux):

aws ssm put-inventory --instance-id "i-016648b75dd622dab" --items '[{"TypeName": "Custom:RackInfo","SchemaVersion": "1.0","CaptureTime": "2019-01-22T10:01:01Z","Content":[{"RackLocation": "Bay B/Row C/Rack D/Shelf E"}]}]'

Command (Windows):

aws ssm put-inventory --instance-id "i-016648b75dd622dab" --items "TypeName=Custom:RackInfo,SchemaVersion=1.0,CaptureTime=2019-01-22T10:01:01Z,Content=[{RackLocation='Bay B/Row C/Rack D/Shelf F'}]"


Message -> (string)

Information about the request.