[ aws . opsworkscm ]



Describes events for a specified server. Results are ordered by time, with newest events first.

This operation is synchronous.

A ResourceNotFoundException is thrown when the server does not exist. A ValidationException is raised when parameters of the request are not valid.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

describe-events 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: ServerEvents


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


--server-name (string)

The name of the server for which you want to view events.

--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 events

The following describe-events example returns information about all events that are associated with the specified Chef Automate server.

aws opsworks-cm describe-events --server-name 'automate-06'

The output for each event entry returned by the command resembles the following example:

    "ServerEvents": [
            "CreatedAt": 2016-07-29T13:38:47.520Z,
            "LogUrl": "https://s3.amazonaws.com/automate-06/automate-06-20160729133847520",
            "Message": "Updates successfully installed.",
            "ServerName": "automate-06"

For more information, see General Troubleshooting Tips in the AWS OpsWorks User Guide.


ServerEvents -> (list)

Contains the response to a DescribeEvents request.


An event that is related to the server, such as the start of maintenance or backup.

CreatedAt -> (timestamp)

The time when the event occurred.

ServerName -> (string)

The name of the server on or for which the event occurred.

Message -> (string)

A human-readable informational or status message.

LogUrl -> (string)

The Amazon S3 URL of the event’s log file.

NextToken -> (string)

NextToken is a string that is returned in some command responses. It indicates that not all entries have been returned, and that you must run at least one more request to get remaining items. To get remaining results, call DescribeEvents again, and assign the token from the previous results as the value of the nextToken parameter. If there are no more results, the response object’s nextToken parameter value is null . Setting a nextToken value that was not returned in your previous results causes an InvalidNextTokenException to occur.