AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Calls the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) DescribeInstanceTypes API operation.

Syntax

Get-EC2InstanceType
-Filter <Filter[]>
-InstanceType <String[]>
-MaxResult <Int32>
-NextToken <String>
-Select <String>
-NoAutoIteration <SwitchParameter>

Description

Returns a list of all instance types offered in your current AWS Region. The results can be filtered by the attributes of the instance types.

This cmdlet automatically pages all available results to the pipeline - parameters related to iteration are only needed if you want to manually control the paginated output. To disable autopagination, use -NoAutoIteration.

Parameters

-Filter <Filter[]>
One or more filters. Filter names and values are case-sensitive.
  • auto-recovery-supported - Indicates whether auto recovery is supported. (true | false)
  • bare-metal - Indicates whether it is a bare metal instance type. (true | false)
  • burstable-performance-supported - Indicates whether it is a burstable performance instance type. (true | false)
  • current-generation - Indicates whether this instance type is the latest generation instance type of an instance family. (true | false)
  • ebs-info.ebs-optimized-support - Indicates whether the instance type is EBS-optimized. (supported | unsupported | default)
  • ebs-info.encryption-support - Indicates whether EBS encryption is supported. (supported | unsupported)
  • free-tier-eligible - Indicates whether the instance type is eligible to use in the free tier. (true | false)
  • hibernation-supported - Indicates whether On-Demand hibernation is supported. (true | false)
  • hypervisor - The hypervisor used. (nitro | xen)
  • instance-storage-info.disk.count - The number of local disks.
  • instance-storage-info.disk.size-in-gb - The storage size of each instance storage disk, in GB.
  • instance-storage-info.disk.type - The storage technology for the local instance storage disks. (hdd | ssd)
  • instance-storage-info.total-size-in-gb - The total amount of storage available from all local instance storage, in GB.
  • instance-storage-supported - Indicates whether the instance type has local instance storage. (true | false)
  • memory-info.size-in-mib - The memory size.
  • network-info.ena-support - Indicates whether Elastic Network Adapter (ENA) is supported or required. (required | supported | unsupported)
  • network-info.ipv4-addresses-per-interface - The maximum number of private IPv4 addresses per network interface.
  • network-info.ipv6-addresses-per-interface - The maximum number of private IPv6 addresses per network interface.
  • network-info.ipv6-supported - Indicates whether the instance type supports IPv6. (true | false)
  • network-info.maximum-network-interfaces - The maximum number of network interfaces per instance.
  • network-info.network-performance - Describes the network performance.
  • processor-info.sustained-clock-speed-in-ghz - The CPU clock speed, in GHz.
  • vcpu-info.default-cores - The default number of cores for the instance type.
  • vcpu-info.default-threads-per-core - The default number of threads per core for the instance type.
  • vcpu-info.default-vcpus - The default number of vCPUs for the instance type.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesFilters
-InstanceType <String[]>
The instance types. For more information, see Instance Types in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesInstanceTypes
-MaxResult <Int32>
The maximum number of results to return for the request in a single page. The remaining results can be seen by sending another request with the next token value.
Note: In AWSPowerShell and AWSPowerShell.NetCore this parameter is used to limit the total number of items returned by the cmdlet.
In AWS.Tools this parameter is simply passed to the service to specify how many items should be returned by each service call.
Pipe the output of this cmdlet into Select-Object -First to terminate retrieving data pages early and control the number of items returned.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesMaxItems, MaxResults
-NextToken <String>
The token to retrieve the next page of results.
Note: This parameter is only used if you are manually controlling output pagination of the service API call.
In order to manually control output pagination, use '-NextToken $null' for the first call and '-NextToken $AWSHistory.LastServiceResponse.NextToken' for subsequent calls.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-NoAutoIteration <SwitchParameter>
By default the cmdlet will auto-iterate and retrieve all results to the pipeline by performing multiple service calls. If set, the cmdlet will retrieve only the next 'page' of results using the value of NextToken as the start point.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-Select <String>
Use the -Select parameter to control the cmdlet output. The default value is 'InstanceTypes'. Specifying -Select '*' will result in the cmdlet returning the whole service response (Amazon.EC2.Model.DescribeInstanceTypesResponse). Specifying the name of a property of type Amazon.EC2.Model.DescribeInstanceTypesResponse will result in that property being returned. Specifying -Select '^ParameterName' will result in the cmdlet returning the selected cmdlet parameter value.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesAK
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-EndpointUrl <String>
The endpoint to make the call against.Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-ProfileLocation <String>
Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials.If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesAWSProfilesLocation, ProfilesLocation
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesStoredCredentials, AWSProfileName
-Region <Object>
The system name of an AWS region or an AWSRegion instance. This governs the endpoint that will be used when calling service operations. Note that the AWS resources referenced in a call are usually region-specific.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesRegionToCall
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesSK, SecretAccessKey
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesST

Outputs

This cmdlet returns a collection of Amazon.EC2.Model.InstanceTypeInfo objects. The service call response (type Amazon.EC2.Model.DescribeInstanceTypesResponse) can also be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z