[ aws . batch ]



Describes one or more of your job queues.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

describe-job-queues is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: jobQueues


[--job-queues <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--job-queues (list)

A list of up to 100 queue names or full queue Amazon Resource Name (ARN) entries.



"string" "string" ...

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those 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. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command’s output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command’s output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command’s output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--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. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean) Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To describe a job queue

This example describes the HighPriority job queue.


aws batch describe-job-queues --job-queues HighPriority


    "jobQueues": [
            "status": "VALID",
            "jobQueueArn": "arn:aws:batch:us-east-1:012345678910:job-queue/HighPriority",
            "computeEnvironmentOrder": [
                    "computeEnvironment": "arn:aws:batch:us-east-1:012345678910:compute-environment/C4OnDemand",
                    "order": 1
            "statusReason": "JobQueue Healthy",
            "priority": 1,
            "state": "ENABLED",
            "jobQueueName": "HighPriority"


jobQueues -> (list)

The list of job queues.


An object representing the details of an AWS Batch job queue.

jobQueueName -> (string)

The name of the job queue.

jobQueueArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the job queue.

state -> (string)

Describes the ability of the queue to accept new jobs.

status -> (string)

The status of the job queue (for example, CREATING or VALID ).

statusReason -> (string)

A short, human-readable string to provide additional details about the current status of the job queue.

priority -> (integer)

The priority of the job queue.

computeEnvironmentOrder -> (list)

The compute environments that are attached to the job queue and the order in which job placement is preferred. Compute environments are selected for job placement in ascending order.


The order in which compute environments are tried for job placement within a queue. Compute environments are tried in ascending order. For example, if two compute environments are associated with a job queue, the compute environment with a lower order integer value is tried for job placement first.

order -> (integer)

The order of the compute environment.

computeEnvironment -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the compute environment.

nextToken -> (string)

The nextToken value to include in a future DescribeJobQueues request. When the results of a DescribeJobQueues request exceed maxResults , this value can be used to retrieve the next page of results. This value is null when there are no more results to return.