[ aws . ec2 . wait ]



Wait until JMESPath query SpotInstanceRequests[].Status.Code returns fulfilled for all elements when polling with describe-spot-instance-requests. It will poll every 15 seconds until a successful state has been reached. This will exit with a return code of 255 after 40 failed checks.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

spot-instance-request-fulfilled 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: SpotInstanceRequests


[--filters <value>]
[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
[--spot-instance-request-ids <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--filters (list)

One or more filters.

  • availability-zone-group - The Availability Zone group.

  • create-time - The time stamp when the Spot Instance request was created.

  • fault-code - The fault code related to the request.

  • fault-message - The fault message related to the request.

  • instance-id - The ID of the instance that fulfilled the request.

  • launch-group - The Spot Instance launch group.

  • launch.block-device-mapping.delete-on-termination - Indicates whether the EBS volume is deleted on instance termination.

  • launch.block-device-mapping.device-name - The device name for the volume in the block device mapping (for example, /dev/sdh or xvdh ).

  • launch.block-device-mapping.snapshot-id - The ID of the snapshot for the EBS volume.

  • launch.block-device-mapping.volume-size - The size of the EBS volume, in GiB.

  • launch.block-device-mapping.volume-type - The type of EBS volume: gp2 for General Purpose SSD, io1 or io2 for Provisioned IOPS SSD, st1 for Throughput Optimized HDD, sc1 for Cold HDD, or standard for Magnetic.

  • launch.group-id - The ID of the security group for the instance.

  • launch.group-name - The name of the security group for the instance.

  • launch.image-id - The ID of the AMI.

  • launch.instance-type - The type of instance (for example, m3.medium ).

  • launch.kernel-id - The kernel ID.

  • launch.key-name - The name of the key pair the instance launched with.

  • launch.monitoring-enabled - Whether detailed monitoring is enabled for the Spot Instance.

  • launch.ramdisk-id - The RAM disk ID.

  • launched-availability-zone - The Availability Zone in which the request is launched.

  • network-interface.addresses.primary - Indicates whether the IP address is the primary private IP address.

  • network-interface.delete-on-termination - Indicates whether the network interface is deleted when the instance is terminated.

  • network-interface.description - A description of the network interface.

  • network-interface.device-index - The index of the device for the network interface attachment on the instance.

  • network-interface.group-id - The ID of the security group associated with the network interface.

  • network-interface.network-interface-id - The ID of the network interface.

  • network-interface.private-ip-address - The primary private IP address of the network interface.

  • network-interface.subnet-id - The ID of the subnet for the instance.

  • product-description - The product description associated with the instance (Linux/UNIX | Windows ).

  • spot-instance-request-id - The Spot Instance request ID.

  • spot-price - The maximum hourly price for any Spot Instance launched to fulfill the request.

  • state - The state of the Spot Instance request (open | active | closed | cancelled | failed ). Spot request status information can help you track your Amazon EC2 Spot Instance requests. For more information, see Spot request status in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances .

  • status-code - The short code describing the most recent evaluation of your Spot Instance request.

  • status-message - The message explaining the status of the Spot Instance request.

  • tag :<key> - The key/value combination of a tag assigned to the resource. Use the tag key in the filter name and the tag value as the filter value. For example, to find all resources that have a tag with the key Owner and the value TeamA , specify tag:Owner for the filter name and TeamA for the filter value.

  • tag-key - The key of a tag assigned to the resource. Use this filter to find all resources assigned a tag with a specific key, regardless of the tag value.

  • type - The type of Spot Instance request (one-time | persistent ).

  • valid-from - The start date of the request.

  • valid-until - The end date of the request.


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 .

--spot-instance-request-ids (list)

One or more Spot Instance request IDs.



"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.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To wait until an Spot Instance request is fulfilled

The following wait spot-instance-request-fulfilled example pauses and resumes running only after it confirms that a Spot Instance request is fulfilled in the specified Availability Zone. It produces no output.

aws ec2 wait spot-instance-request-fulfilled \
    --filters Name=launched-availability-zone,Values=us-east-1