Instance - GameLift Service

Instance

Represents an EC2 instance of virtual computing resources that hosts one or more game servers. In GameLift, a fleet can contain zero or more instances.

Related actions

DescribeInstances

Contents

Note

In the following list, the required parameters are described first.

CreationTime

A time stamp indicating when this data object was created. Format is a number expressed in Unix time as milliseconds (for example "1469498468.057").

Type: Timestamp

Required: No

DnsName

The DNS identifier assigned to the instance that is running the game session. Values have the following format:

  • TLS-enabled fleets: <unique identifier>.<region identifier>.amazongamelift.com.

  • Non-TLS-enabled fleets: ec2-<unique identifier>.compute.amazonaws.com. (See Amazon EC2 Instance IP Addressing.)

When connecting to a game session that is running on a TLS-enabled fleet, you must use the DNS name, not the IP address.

Type: String

Required: No

FleetArn

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that is assigned to a GameLift fleet resource and uniquely identifies it. ARNs are unique across all Regions. Format is arn:aws:gamelift:<region>::fleet/fleet-a1234567-b8c9-0d1e-2fa3-b45c6d7e8912.

Type: String

Pattern: ^arn:.*:fleet\/fleet-\S+

Required: No

FleetId

A unique identifier for the fleet that the instance is in.

Type: String

Pattern: ^fleet-\S+

Required: No

InstanceId

A unique identifier for the instance.

Type: String

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9\.-]+

Required: No

IpAddress

IP address that is assigned to the instance.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: ^(?:[0-9]{1,3}\.){3}[0-9]{1,3}$

Required: No

Location

The fleet location of the instance, expressed as an AWS Region code, such as us-west-2.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: ^[a-z]+(-([a-z]+|\d))*

Required: No

OperatingSystem

Operating system that is running on this instance.

Type: String

Valid Values: WINDOWS_2012 | AMAZON_LINUX | AMAZON_LINUX_2

Required: No

Status

Current status of the instance. Possible statuses include the following:

  • PENDING -- The instance is in the process of being created and launching server processes as defined in the fleet's run-time configuration.

  • ACTIVE -- The instance has been successfully created and at least one server process has successfully launched and reported back to GameLift that it is ready to host a game session. The instance is now considered ready to host game sessions.

  • TERMINATING -- The instance is in the process of shutting down. This may happen to reduce capacity during a scaling down event or to recycle resources in the event of a problem.

Type: String

Valid Values: PENDING | ACTIVE | TERMINATING

Required: No

Type

Amazon EC2 instance type that defines the computing resources of this instance.

Type: String

Valid Values: t2.micro | t2.small | t2.medium | t2.large | c3.large | c3.xlarge | c3.2xlarge | c3.4xlarge | c3.8xlarge | c4.large | c4.xlarge | c4.2xlarge | c4.4xlarge | c4.8xlarge | c5.large | c5.xlarge | c5.2xlarge | c5.4xlarge | c5.9xlarge | c5.12xlarge | c5.18xlarge | c5.24xlarge | c5a.large | c5a.xlarge | c5a.2xlarge | c5a.4xlarge | c5a.8xlarge | c5a.12xlarge | c5a.16xlarge | c5a.24xlarge | r3.large | r3.xlarge | r3.2xlarge | r3.4xlarge | r3.8xlarge | r4.large | r4.xlarge | r4.2xlarge | r4.4xlarge | r4.8xlarge | r4.16xlarge | r5.large | r5.xlarge | r5.2xlarge | r5.4xlarge | r5.8xlarge | r5.12xlarge | r5.16xlarge | r5.24xlarge | r5a.large | r5a.xlarge | r5a.2xlarge | r5a.4xlarge | r5a.8xlarge | r5a.12xlarge | r5a.16xlarge | r5a.24xlarge | m3.medium | m3.large | m3.xlarge | m3.2xlarge | m4.large | m4.xlarge | m4.2xlarge | m4.4xlarge | m4.10xlarge | m5.large | m5.xlarge | m5.2xlarge | m5.4xlarge | m5.8xlarge | m5.12xlarge | m5.16xlarge | m5.24xlarge | m5a.large | m5a.xlarge | m5a.2xlarge | m5a.4xlarge | m5a.8xlarge | m5a.12xlarge | m5a.16xlarge | m5a.24xlarge

Required: No

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: