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[ aws . greengrass ]



Deploys multiple groups in one operation. This action starts the bulk deployment of a specified set of group versions. Each group version deployment will be triggered with an adaptive rate that has a fixed upper limit. We recommend that you include an ''X-Amzn-Client-Token'' token in every ''StartBulkDeployment'' request. These requests are idempotent with respect to the token and the request parameters.

See also: AWS API Documentation


[--amzn-client-token <value>]
--execution-role-arn <value>
--input-file-uri <value>
[--tags <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>]


--amzn-client-token (string) A client token used to correlate requests and responses.

--execution-role-arn (string) The ARN of the execution role to associate with the bulk deployment operation. This IAM role must allow the ''greengrass:CreateDeployment'' action for all group versions that are listed in the input file. This IAM role must have access to the S3 bucket containing the input file.

--input-file-uri (string) The URI of the input file contained in the S3 bucket. The execution role must have ''getObject'' permissions on this bucket to access the input file. The input file is a JSON-serialized, line delimited file with UTF-8 encoding that provides a list of group and version IDs and the deployment type. This file must be less than 100 MB. Currently, AWS IoT Greengrass supports only ''NewDeployment'' deployment types.

--tags (map) Tag(s) to add to the new resource.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.

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 start a bulk deployment operation

The following start-bulk-deployment example starts a bulk deployment operation, using a file stored in an S3 bucket to specify the groups to be deployed.

aws greengrass start-bulk-deployment \
    --cli-input-json "{\"InputFileUri\":\"\", \"ExecutionRoleArn\":\"arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/ggCreateDeploymentRole\",\"AmznClientToken\":\"yourAmazonClientToken\"}"


    "BulkDeploymentArn": "arn:aws:greengrass:us-west-2:123456789012:/greengrass/bulk/deployments/870fb41b-6288-4e0c-bc76-a7ba4b4d3267",
    "BulkDeploymentId": "870fb41b-6288-4e0c-bc76-a7ba4b4d3267"

For more information, see Create Bulk Deployments for Groups in the AWS IoT Greengrass Developer Guide.


BulkDeploymentArn -> (string)

The ARN of the bulk deployment.

BulkDeploymentId -> (string)

The ID of the bulk deployment.