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[ aws . imagebuilder ]

import-vm-image

Description

When you export your virtual machine (VM) from its virtualization environment, that process creates a set of one or more disk container files that act as snapshots of your VM’s environment, settings, and data. The Amazon EC2 API ImportImage action uses those files to import your VM and create an AMI. To import using the CLI command, see import-image

You can reference the task ID from the VM import to pull in the AMI that the import created as the base image for your Image Builder recipe.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Synopsis

  import-vm-image
--name <value>
--semantic-version <value>
[--description <value>]
--platform <value>
[--os-version <value>]
--vm-import-task-id <value>
[--tags <value>]
[--client-token <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--debug]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--no-verify-ssl]
[--no-paginate]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--no-sign-request]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]

Options

--name (string)

The name of the base image that is created by the import process.

--semantic-version (string)

The semantic version to attach to the base image that was created during the import process. This version follows the semantic version syntax.

Note

The semantic version has four nodes: <major>.<minor>.<patch>/<build>. You can assign values for the first three, and can filter on all of them.

Assignment: For the first three nodes you can assign any positive integer value, including zero, with an upper limit of 2^30-1, or 1073741823 for each node. Image Builder automatically assigns the build number to the fourth node.

Patterns: You can use any numeric pattern that adheres to the assignment requirements for the nodes that you can assign. For example, you might choose a software version pattern, such as 1.0.0, or a date, such as 2021.01.01.

--description (string)

The description for the base image that is created by the import process.

--platform (string)

The operating system platform for the imported VM.

Possible values:

  • Windows
  • Linux

--os-version (string)

The operating system version for the imported VM.

--vm-import-task-id (string)

The importTaskId (API) or ImportTaskId (CLI) from the Amazon EC2 VM import process. Image Builder retrieves information from the import process to pull in the AMI that is created from the VM source as the base image for your recipe.

--tags (map)

Tags that are attached to the import resources.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

Shorthand Syntax:

KeyName1=string,KeyName2=string

JSON Syntax:

{"string": "string"
  ...}

--client-token (string)

Unique, case-sensitive identifier you provide to ensure idempotency of the request. For more information, see Ensuring idempotency in the Amazon EC2 API Reference .

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

Output

requestId -> (string)

The request ID that uniquely identifies this request.

imageArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the AMI that was created during the VM import process. This AMI is used as the base image for the recipe that imported the VM.

clientToken -> (string)

The idempotency token that was used for this request.