AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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This operation is used with the GameLift FleetIQ solution and game server groups.

Retrieves status information about the Amazon EC2 instances associated with a GameLift FleetIQ game server group. Use this operation to detect when instances are active or not available to host new game servers. If you are looking for instance configuration information, call DescribeGameServerGroup or access the corresponding Auto Scaling group properties.

To request status for all instances in the game server group, provide a game server group ID only. To request status for specific instances, provide the game server group ID and one or more instance IDs. Use the pagination parameters to retrieve results in sequential segments. If successful, a collection of GameServerInstance objects is returned.

This operation is not designed to be called with every game server claim request; this practice can cause you to exceed your API limit, which results in errors. Instead, as a best practice, cache the results and refresh your cache no more than once every 10 seconds.

Learn more

GameLift FleetIQ Guide

Related actions

CreateGameServerGroup | ListGameServerGroups | DescribeGameServerGroup | UpdateGameServerGroup | DeleteGameServerGroup | ResumeGameServerGroup | SuspendGameServerGroup | DescribeGameServerInstances | All APIs by task


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

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


public abstract DescribeGameServerInstancesResponse DescribeGameServerInstances(
         DescribeGameServerInstancesRequest request
Type: Amazon.GameLift.Model.DescribeGameServerInstancesRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the DescribeGameServerInstances 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.
NotFoundException A service resource associated with the request could not be found. Clients should not retry such requests.
UnauthorizedException The client failed authentication. Clients should not retry such requests.

Version Information

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

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