AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Describes the specified Spot Instance requests.

You can use DescribeSpotInstanceRequests to find a running Spot Instance by examining the response. If the status of the Spot Instance is fulfilled, the instance ID appears in the response and contains the identifier of the instance. Alternatively, you can use DescribeInstances with a filter to look for instances where the instance lifecycle is spot.

Spot Instance requests are deleted four hours after they are canceled and their instances are terminated.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to DescribeSpotInstanceRequestsAsync.

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


public abstract DescribeSpotInstanceRequestsResponse DescribeSpotInstanceRequests(
         DescribeSpotInstanceRequestsRequest request
Type: Amazon.EC2.Model.DescribeSpotInstanceRequestsRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the DescribeSpotInstanceRequests service method, as returned by EC2.


This example describes the specified Spot Instance request.

To describe a Spot Instance request

var response = client.DescribeSpotInstanceRequests(new DescribeSpotInstanceRequestsRequest 
    SpotInstanceRequestIds = new List {

List spotInstanceRequests = response.SpotInstanceRequests;


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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