[ aws . ds ]



Provides information about any domain controllers in your directory.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

describe-domain-controllers 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: DomainControllers


--directory-id <value>
[--domain-controller-ids <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--directory-id (string)

Identifier of the directory for which to retrieve the domain controller information.

--domain-controller-ids (list)

A list of identifiers for the domain controllers whose information will be provided.



"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.


DomainControllers -> (list)

List of the DomainController objects that were retrieved.


Contains information about the domain controllers for a specified directory.

DirectoryId -> (string)

Identifier of the directory where the domain controller resides.

DomainControllerId -> (string)

Identifies a specific domain controller in the directory.

DnsIpAddr -> (string)

The IP address of the domain controller.

VpcId -> (string)

The identifier of the VPC that contains the domain controller.

SubnetId -> (string)

Identifier of the subnet in the VPC that contains the domain controller.

AvailabilityZone -> (string)

The Availability Zone where the domain controller is located.

Status -> (string)

The status of the domain controller.

StatusReason -> (string)

A description of the domain controller state.

LaunchTime -> (timestamp)

Specifies when the domain controller was created.

StatusLastUpdatedDateTime -> (timestamp)

The date and time that the status was last updated.

NextToken -> (string)

If not null, more results are available. Pass this value for the NextToken parameter in a subsequent call to DescribeDomainControllers retrieve the next set of items.