AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Creates an import instance task using metadata from the specified disk image. ImportInstance only supports single-volume VMs. To import multi-volume VMs, use ImportImage. For more information, see Importing a Virtual Machine Using the Amazon EC2 CLI.

For information about the import manifest referenced by this API action, see VM Import Manifest.


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

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


public abstract ImportInstanceResponse ImportInstance(
         ImportInstanceRequest request
Type: Amazon.EC2.Model.ImportInstanceRequest

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

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

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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