[ aws . ssm ]



Retrieves the Session Manager connection status for an instance to determine whether it is running and ready to receive Session Manager connections.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--target <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--target (string)

The ID of the instance.

--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 display the connection status of a managed instance

This get-connection-status example returns the connection status of the specified managed instance.

aws ssm get-connection-status \
    --target i-1234567890abcdef0


    "Target": "i-1234567890abcdef0",
    "Status": "connected"


Target -> (string)

The ID of the instance to check connection status.

Status -> (string)

The status of the connection to the instance. For example, ‘Connected’ or ‘Not Connected’.