DescribeDeviceEc2Instances - AWS Snowball


Checks the current state of the Amazon EC2 instances. The output is similar to describeDevice, but the results are sourced from the device cache in the AWS Cloud and include a subset of the available fields.

Request Syntax

POST /managed-device/managedDeviceId/resources/ec2/describe HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "instanceIds": [ "string" ] }

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The ID of the managed device.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


A list of instance IDs associated with the managed device.

Type: Array of strings

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "instances": [ { "instance": { "amiLaunchIndex": number, "blockDeviceMappings": [ { "deviceName": "string", "ebs": { "attachTime": number, "deleteOnTermination": boolean, "status": "string", "volumeId": "string" } } ], "cpuOptions": { "coreCount": number, "threadsPerCore": number }, "createdAt": number, "imageId": "string", "instanceId": "string", "instanceType": "string", "privateIpAddress": "string", "publicIpAddress": "string", "rootDeviceName": "string", "securityGroups": [ { "groupId": "string", "groupName": "string" } ], "state": { "code": number, "name": "string" }, "updatedAt": number }, "lastUpdatedAt": number } ] }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


A list of structures containing information about each instance.

Type: Array of InstanceSummary objects


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


You don't have sufficient access to perform this action.

HTTP Status Code: 403


An unexpected error occurred while processing the request.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The request references a resource that doesn't exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The request was denied due to request throttling.

HTTP Status Code: 429


The input fails to satisfy the constraints specified by an AWS service.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: