AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Retrieves the instance limits and current utilization for an Amazon Web Services Region or location. Instance limits control the number of instances, per instance type, per location, that your Amazon Web Services account can use. Learn more at Amazon EC2 Instance Types. The information returned includes the maximum number of instances allowed and your account's current usage across all fleets. This information can affect your ability to scale your GameLift fleets. You can request a limit increase for your account by using the Service limits page in the GameLift console.

Instance limits differ based on whether the instances are deployed in a fleet's home Region or in a remote location. For remote locations, limits also differ based on the combination of home Region and remote location. All requests must specify an Amazon Web Services Region (either explicitly or as your default settings). To get the limit for a remote location, you must also specify the location. For example, the following requests all return different results:

This operation can be used in the following ways:

If successful, an EC2InstanceLimits object is returned with limits and usage data for each requested instance type.

Learn more

Setting up GameLift fleets


For .NET Core this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to DescribeEC2InstanceLimitsAsync.

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


public abstract DescribeEC2InstanceLimitsResponse DescribeEC2InstanceLimits(
         EC2InstanceType ec2InstanceType
Type: Amazon.GameLift.EC2InstanceType

Name of an Amazon EC2 instance type that is supported in GameLift. A fleet instance type determines the computing resources of each instance in the fleet, including CPU, memory, storage, and networking capacity. Do not specify a value for this parameter to retrieve limits for all instance types.

Return Value
The response from the DescribeEC2InstanceLimits service method, as returned by GameLift.


InternalServiceException The service encountered an unrecoverable internal failure while processing the request. Clients can retry such requests immediately or after a waiting period.
InvalidRequestException One or more parameter values in the request are invalid. Correct the invalid parameter values before retrying.
UnauthorizedException The client failed authentication. Clients should not retry such requests.
UnsupportedRegionException The requested operation is not supported in the Region specified.

Version Information

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

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