AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Describes Amazon Elastic Container Service container instances. Returns metadata about registered and remaining resources on each container instance requested.


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

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


public abstract DescribeContainerInstancesResponse DescribeContainerInstances(
         DescribeContainerInstancesRequest request
Type: Amazon.ECS.Model.DescribeContainerInstancesRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the DescribeContainerInstances service method, as returned by ECS.


ClientException These errors are usually caused by a client action, such as using an action or resource on behalf of a user that doesn't have permissions to use the action or resource, or specifying an identifier that is not valid.
ClusterNotFoundException The specified cluster could not be found. You can view your available clusters with ListClusters. Amazon ECS clusters are region-specific.
InvalidParameterException The specified parameter is invalid. Review the available parameters for the API request.
ServerException These errors are usually caused by a server issue.


This example provides a description of the specified container instance in your default region, using the container instance UUID as an identifier.

To describe container instance

var response = client.DescribeContainerInstances(new DescribeContainerInstancesRequest 
    Cluster = "default",
    ContainerInstances = new List {

List containerInstances = response.ContainerInstances;
List failures = response.Failures;


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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