AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Describes the Spot price history. For more information, see Spot Instance pricing history in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances.

When you specify a start and end time, the operation returns the prices of the instance types within that time range. It also returns the last price change before the start time, which is the effective price as of the start time.


For .NET Core this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to DescribeSpotPriceHistoryAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.EC2
Assembly: AWSSDK.EC2.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual DescribeSpotPriceHistoryResponse DescribeSpotPriceHistory(
         DescribeSpotPriceHistoryRequest request


Type: Amazon.EC2.Model.DescribeSpotPriceHistoryRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the DescribeSpotPriceHistory service method.

Return Value

The response from the DescribeSpotPriceHistory service method, as returned by EC2.


This example returns the Spot Price history for m1.xlarge, Linux/UNIX (Amazon VPC) instances for a particular day in January.

To describe Spot price history for Linux/UNIX (Amazon VPC)

var client = new AmazonEC2Client();
var response = client.DescribeSpotPriceHistory(new DescribeSpotPriceHistoryRequest 
    EndTimeUtc = new DateTime(2014, 1, 6, 8, 9, 10, DateTimeKind.Utc),
    InstanceTypes = new List<string> {
    ProductDescriptions = new List<string> {
        "Linux/UNIX (Amazon VPC)"
    StartTimeUtc = new DateTime(2014, 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, DateTimeKind.Utc)

List<SpotPrice> spotPriceHistory = response.SpotPriceHistory;


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5 and newer, 3.5

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