[ aws . ec2 ]



Describes the specified bundle tasks or all of your bundle tasks.


Completed bundle tasks are listed for only a limited time. If your bundle task is no longer in the list, you can still register an AMI from it. Just use RegisterImage with the Amazon S3 bucket name and image manifest name you provided to the bundle task.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


[--bundle-ids <value>]
[--filters <value>]
[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--bundle-ids (list)

The bundle task IDs.

Default: Describes all your bundle tasks.



"string" "string" ...

--filters (list)

The filters.

  • bundle-id - The ID of the bundle task.

  • error-code - If the task failed, the error code returned.

  • error-message - If the task failed, the error message returned.

  • instance-id - The ID of the instance.

  • progress - The level of task completion, as a percentage (for example, 20%).

  • s3-bucket - The Amazon S3 bucket to store the AMI.

  • s3-prefix - The beginning of the AMI name.

  • start-time - The time the task started (for example, 2013-09-15T17:15:20.000Z).

  • state - The state of the task (pending | waiting-for-shutdown | bundling | storing | cancelling | complete | failed ).

  • update-time - The time of the most recent update for the task.


A filter name and value pair that is used to return a more specific list of results from a describe operation. Filters can be used to match a set of resources by specific criteria, such as tags, attributes, or IDs.

Name -> (string)

The name of the filter. Filter names are case-sensitive.

Values -> (list)

The filter values. Filter values are case-sensitive.


Shorthand Syntax:

Name=string,Values=string,string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Name": "string",
    "Values": ["string", ...]

--dry-run | --no-dry-run (boolean)

Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation . Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation .

--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.

--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.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To describe your bundle tasks

This example describes all of your bundle tasks.


aws ec2 describe-bundle-tasks


  "BundleTasks": [
      "UpdateTime": "2015-09-15T13:26:54.000Z",
      "InstanceId": "i-1234567890abcdef0",
      "Storage": {
        "S3": {
            "Prefix": "winami",
            "Bucket": "bundletasks"
      "State": "bundling",
      "StartTime": "2015-09-15T13:24:35.000Z",
      "Progress": "3%",
      "BundleId": "bun-2a4e041c"


BundleTasks -> (list)

Information about the bundle tasks.


Describes a bundle task.

BundleId -> (string)

The ID of the bundle task.

BundleTaskError -> (structure)

If the task fails, a description of the error.

Code -> (string)

The error code.

Message -> (string)

The error message.

InstanceId -> (string)

The ID of the instance associated with this bundle task.

Progress -> (string)

The level of task completion, as a percent (for example, 20%).

StartTime -> (timestamp)

The time this task started.

State -> (string)

The state of the task.

Storage -> (structure)

The Amazon S3 storage locations.

S3 -> (structure)

An Amazon S3 storage location.

AWSAccessKeyId -> (string)

The access key ID of the owner of the bucket. Before you specify a value for your access key ID, review and follow the guidance in Best Practices for Managing AWS Access Keys .

Bucket -> (string)

The bucket in which to store the AMI. You can specify a bucket that you already own or a new bucket that Amazon EC2 creates on your behalf. If you specify a bucket that belongs to someone else, Amazon EC2 returns an error.

Prefix -> (string)

The beginning of the file name of the AMI.

UploadPolicy -> (blob)

An Amazon S3 upload policy that gives Amazon EC2 permission to upload items into Amazon S3 on your behalf.

UploadPolicySignature -> (string)

The signature of the JSON document.

UpdateTime -> (timestamp)

The time of the most recent update for the task.