AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Container for the parameters to the DescribeVolumes operation. Describes the specified EBS volumes.

If you are describing a long list of volumes, you can paginate the output to make the list more manageable. The MaxResults parameter sets the maximum number of results returned in a single page. If the list of results exceeds your MaxResults value, then that number of results is returned along with a NextToken value that can be passed to a subsequent DescribeVolumes request to retrieve the remaining results.

For more information about EBS volumes, see Amazon EBS Volumes in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


public class DescribeVolumesRequest : AmazonEC2Request

The DescribeVolumesRequest type exposes the following members


Public Method DescribeVolumesRequest()

Empty constructor used to set properties independently even when a simple constructor is available

Public Method DescribeVolumesRequest(List<String>)

Instantiates DescribeVolumesRequest with the parameterized properties


Public Property Filters System.Collections.Generic.List<Amazon.EC2.Model.Filter>

Gets and sets the property Filters.

One or more filters.

  • attachment.attach-time - The time stamp when the attachment initiated.

  • attachment.delete-on-termination - Whether the volume is deleted on instance termination.

  • attachment.device - The device name specified in the block device mapping (for example, /dev/sda1).

  • attachment.instance-id - The ID of the instance the volume is attached to.

  • attachment.status - The attachment state (attaching | attached | detaching).

  • availability-zone - The Availability Zone in which the volume was created.

  • create-time - The time stamp when the volume was created.

  • encrypted - The encryption status of the volume.

  • size - The size of the volume, in GiB.

  • snapshot-id - The snapshot from which the volume was created.

  • status - The status of the volume (creating | available | in-use | deleting | deleted | error).

  • tag: - The key/value combination of a tag assigned to the resource. Use the tag key in the filter name and the tag value as the filter value. For example, to find all resources that have a tag with the key Owner and the value TeamA, specify tag:Owner for the filter name and TeamA for the filter value.

  • tag-key - The key of a tag assigned to the resource. Use this filter to find all resources assigned a tag with a specific key, regardless of the tag value.

  • volume-id - The volume ID.

  • volume-type - The Amazon EBS volume type. This can be gp2 for General Purpose SSD, io1 for Provisioned IOPS SSD, st1 for Throughput Optimized HDD, sc1 for Cold HDD, or standard for Magnetic volumes.

Public Property MaxResults System.Int32

Gets and sets the property MaxResults.

The maximum number of volume results returned by DescribeVolumes in paginated output. When this parameter is used, DescribeVolumes only returns MaxResults results in a single page along with a NextToken response element. The remaining results of the initial request can be seen by sending another DescribeVolumes request with the returned NextToken value. This value can be between 5 and 500; if MaxResults is given a value larger than 500, only 500 results are returned. If this parameter is not used, then DescribeVolumes returns all results. You cannot specify this parameter and the volume IDs parameter in the same request.

Public Property NextToken System.String

Gets and sets the property NextToken.

The NextToken value returned from a previous paginated DescribeVolumes request where MaxResults was used and the results exceeded the value of that parameter. Pagination continues from the end of the previous results that returned the NextToken value. This value is null when there are no more results to return.

Public Property VolumeIds System.Collections.Generic.List<System.String>

Gets and sets the property VolumeIds.

One or more volume IDs.


This example describes all of your volumes in the default region.

To describe all volumes

var response = client.DescribeVolumes(new DescribeVolumesRequest 

string nextToken = response.NextToken;
List volumes = response.Volumes;


This example describes all volumes that are both attached to the instance with the ID i-1234567890abcdef0 and set to delete when the instance terminates.

To describe volumes that are attached to a specific instance

var response = client.DescribeVolumes(new DescribeVolumesRequest 
    Filters = new List {
        new Filter {
            Name = "attachment.instance-id",
            Values = new List {
        new Filter {
            Name = "attachment.delete-on-termination",
            Values = new List {

List volumes = response.Volumes;


Version Information

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 1.3

.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