AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Calls the AWS Systems Manager DescribeInstanceInformation API operation.

Syntax

Get-SSMInstanceInformation
-Filter <InstanceInformationStringFilter[]>
-InstanceInformationFilterList <InstanceInformationFilter[]>
-MaxResult <Int32>
-NextToken <String>
-Select <String>
-NoAutoIteration <SwitchParameter>

Description

Describes one or more of your instances. You can use this to get information about instances like the operating system platform, the SSM Agent version (Linux), status etc. If you specify one or more instance IDs, it returns information for those instances. If you do not specify instance IDs, it returns information for all your instances. If you specify an instance ID that is not valid or an instance that you do not own, you receive an error. The IamRole field for this API action is the Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) role assigned to on-premises instances. This call does not return the IAM role for Amazon EC2 instances.

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

One or more filters. Use a filter to return a more specific list of instances. You can filter on Amazon EC2 tag. Specify tags by using a key-value mapping.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesFilters
-InstanceInformationFilterList <InstanceInformationFilter[]>
This is a legacy method. We recommend that you don't use this method. Instead, use the InstanceInformationFilter action. The InstanceInformationFilter action enables you to return instance information by using tags that are specified as a key-value mapping. If you do use this method, then you can't use the InstanceInformationFilter action. Using this method and the InstanceInformationFilter action causes an exception error.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-MaxResult <Int32>
The maximum number of items to return for this call. The call also returns a token that you can specify in a subsequent call to get the next set of results.
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.If a value for this parameter is not specified the cmdlet will use a default value of '50'.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesMaxItems, MaxResults
-NextToken <String>
The token for the next set of items to return. (You received this token from a previous call.)
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 'InstanceInformationList'. Specifying -Select '*' will result in the cmdlet returning the whole service response (Amazon.SimpleSystemsManagement.Model.DescribeInstanceInformationResponse). Specifying the name of a property of type Amazon.SimpleSystemsManagement.Model.DescribeInstanceInformationResponse 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.SimpleSystemsManagement.Model.InstanceInformation objects. The service call response (type Amazon.SimpleSystemsManagement.Model.DescribeInstanceInformationResponse) can also be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\> Get-SSMInstanceInformation

ActivationId :
AgentVersion : 2.0.672.0
AssociationOverview : Amazon.SimpleSystemsManagement.Model.InstanceAggregatedAssociationOverview
AssociationStatus : Success
ComputerName : ip-172-31-44-222.us-west-2.compute.internal
IamRole :
InstanceId : i-0cb2b964d3e14fd9f
IPAddress : 172.31.44.222
IsLatestVersion : True
LastAssociationExecutionDate : 2/24/2017 3:18:09 AM
LastPingDateTime : 2/24/2017 3:35:03 AM
LastSuccessfulAssociationExecutionDate : 2/24/2017 3:18:09 AM
Name :
PingStatus : ConnectionLost
PlatformName : Amazon Linux AMI
PlatformType : Linux
PlatformVersion : 2016.09
RegistrationDate : 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
ResourceType : EC2Instance
This example shows details of each of your instances.

Example 2

PS C:\>$Filters = @{
Key="AgentVersion"
Values="2.2.800.0"
}
Get-SSMInstanceInformation -Region us-east-1 -Filter $Filters

ActivationId :
AgentVersion : 2.2.800.0
AssociationOverview : Amazon.SimpleSystemsManagement.Model.InstanceAggregatedAssociationOverview
AssociationStatus : Success
ComputerName : EXAMPLE-EXAMPLE.WORKGROUP
IamRole :
InstanceId : i-EXAMPLEb0792d98ce
IPAddress : 10.0.0.01
IsLatestVersion : False
LastAssociationExecutionDate : 8/16/2018 12:02:50 AM
LastPingDateTime : 8/16/2018 7:40:27 PM
LastSuccessfulAssociationExecutionDate : 8/16/2018 12:02:50 AM
Name :
PingStatus : Online
PlatformName : Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
PlatformType : Windows
PlatformVersion : 10.0.14393
RegistrationDate : 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
ResourceType : EC2Instance

ActivationId :
AgentVersion : 2.2.800.0
AssociationOverview : Amazon.SimpleSystemsManagement.Model.InstanceAggregatedAssociationOverview
AssociationStatus : Success
ComputerName : EXAMPLE-EXAMPLE.WORKGROUP
IamRole :
InstanceId : i-EXAMPLEac7501d023
IPAddress : 10.0.0.02
IsLatestVersion : False
LastAssociationExecutionDate : 8/16/2018 12:00:20 AM
LastPingDateTime : 8/16/2018 7:40:35 PM
LastSuccessfulAssociationExecutionDate : 8/16/2018 12:00:20 AM
Name :
PingStatus : Online
PlatformName : Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
PlatformType : Windows
PlatformVersion : 10.0.14393
RegistrationDate : 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
ResourceType : EC2Instance
This example shows how to use the -Filter parameter to filter results to only those AWS Systems Manager instances in region us-east-1 with an AgentVersion of 2.2.800.0. You can find a list of valid -Filter key values in the InstanceInformation API reference topic (https://docs.aws.amazon.com/systems-manager/latest/APIReference/API_InstanceInformation.html#systemsmanager-Type-InstanceInformation-ActivationId).

Example 3

$Filters = @{
Key="PlatformTypes"
ValueSet=("Windows","Linux")
}
Get-SSMInstanceInformation -Region us-east-1 -InstanceInformationFilterList $Filters

ActivationId :
AgentVersion : 2.2.800.0
AssociationOverview : Amazon.SimpleSystemsManagement.Model.InstanceAggregatedAssociationOverview
AssociationStatus : Success
ComputerName : EXAMPLE-EXAMPLE.WORKGROUP
IamRole :
InstanceId : i-EXAMPLEb0792d98ce
IPAddress : 10.0.0.27
IsLatestVersion : False
LastAssociationExecutionDate : 8/16/2018 12:02:50 AM
LastPingDateTime : 8/16/2018 7:40:27 PM
LastSuccessfulAssociationExecutionDate : 8/16/2018 12:02:50 AM
Name :
PingStatus : Online
PlatformName : Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS
PlatformType : Linux
PlatformVersion : 18.04
RegistrationDate : 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
ResourceType : EC2Instance

ActivationId :
AgentVersion : 2.2.800.0
AssociationOverview : Amazon.SimpleSystemsManagement.Model.InstanceAggregatedAssociationOverview
AssociationStatus : Success
ComputerName : EXAMPLE-EXAMPLE.WORKGROUP
IamRole :
InstanceId : i-EXAMPLEac7501d023
IPAddress : 10.0.0.100
IsLatestVersion : False
LastAssociationExecutionDate : 8/16/2018 12:00:20 AM
LastPingDateTime : 8/16/2018 7:40:35 PM
LastSuccessfulAssociationExecutionDate : 8/16/2018 12:00:20 AM
Name :
PingStatus : Online
PlatformName : Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
PlatformType : Windows
PlatformVersion : 10.0.14393
RegistrationDate : 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
ResourceType : EC2Instance
This example shows how to use the -InstanceInformationFilterList parameter to filter results to only those AWS Systems Manager instances in region us-east-1 with PlatformTypes of Windows or Linux. You can find a list of valid -InstanceInformationFilterList key values in the InstanceInformationFilter API reference topic (https://docs.aws.amazon.com/systems-manager/latest/APIReference/API_InstanceInformationFilter.html).

Example 4

PS C:\>Get-SSMInstanceInformation | Select-Object InstanceId, PingStatus, LastPingDateTime, PlatformName | Export-Csv Instance-details.csv -NoTypeInformation
This example lists ssm managed instances and exports InstanceId, PingStatus, LastPingDateTime and PlatformName to a csv file.

Supported Version

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