[ aws . ec2 ]

get-instance-types-from-instance-requirements

Description

Returns a list of instance types with the specified instance attributes. You can use the response to preview the instance types without launching instances. Note that the response does not consider capacity.

When you specify multiple parameters, you get instance types that satisfy all of the specified parameters. If you specify multiple values for a parameter, you get instance types that satisfy any of the specified values.

For more information, see Preview instance types with specified attributes , Attribute-based instance type selection for EC2 Fleet , Attribute-based instance type selection for Spot Fleet , and Spot placement score in the Amazon EC2 User Guide , and Creating an Auto Scaling group using attribute-based instance type selection in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

get-instance-types-from-instance-requirements 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: InstanceTypes

Synopsis

  get-instance-types-from-instance-requirements
[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
--architecture-types <value>
--virtualization-types <value>
--instance-requirements <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--debug]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--no-verify-ssl]
[--no-paginate]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--no-sign-request]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]
[--cli-binary-format <value>]
[--no-cli-pager]
[--cli-auto-prompt]
[--no-cli-auto-prompt]

Options

--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 .

--architecture-types (list)

The processor architecture type.

(string)

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

Where valid values are:
  i386
  x86_64
  arm64
  x86_64_mac
  arm64_mac

--virtualization-types (list)

The virtualization type.

(string)

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

Where valid values are:
  hvm
  paravirtual

--instance-requirements (structure)

The attributes required for the instance types.

VCpuCount -> (structure)

The minimum and maximum number of vCPUs.

Min -> (integer)

The minimum number of vCPUs. To specify no minimum limit, specify 0 .

Max -> (integer)

The maximum number of vCPUs. To specify no maximum limit, omit this parameter.

MemoryMiB -> (structure)

The minimum and maximum amount of memory, in MiB.

Min -> (integer)

The minimum amount of memory, in MiB. To specify no minimum limit, specify 0 .

Max -> (integer)

The maximum amount of memory, in MiB. To specify no maximum limit, omit this parameter.

CpuManufacturers -> (list)

The CPU manufacturers to include.

  • For instance types with Intel CPUs, specify intel .
  • For instance types with AMD CPUs, specify amd .
  • For instance types with Amazon Web Services CPUs, specify amazon-web-services .

Note

Don’t confuse the CPU manufacturer with the CPU architecture. Instances will be launched with a compatible CPU architecture based on the Amazon Machine Image (AMI) that you specify in your launch template.

Default: Any manufacturer

(string)

MemoryGiBPerVCpu -> (structure)

The minimum and maximum amount of memory per vCPU, in GiB.

Default: No minimum or maximum limits

Min -> (double)

The minimum amount of memory per vCPU, in GiB. To specify no minimum limit, omit this parameter.

Max -> (double)

The maximum amount of memory per vCPU, in GiB. To specify no maximum limit, omit this parameter.

ExcludedInstanceTypes -> (list)

The instance types to exclude.

You can use strings with one or more wild cards, represented by an asterisk (* ), to exclude an instance family, type, size, or generation. The following are examples: m5.8xlarge , c5*.* , m5a.* , r* , *3* .

For example, if you specify c5* ,Amazon EC2 will exclude the entire C5 instance family, which includes all C5a and C5n instance types. If you specify m5a.* , Amazon EC2 will exclude all the M5a instance types, but not the M5n instance types.

Note

If you specify ExcludedInstanceTypes , you can’t specify AllowedInstanceTypes .

Default: No excluded instance types

(string)

InstanceGenerations -> (list)

Indicates whether current or previous generation instance types are included. The current generation instance types are recommended for use. Current generation instance types are typically the latest two to three generations in each instance family. For more information, see Instance types in the Amazon EC2 User Guide .

For current generation instance types, specify current .

For previous generation instance types, specify previous .

Default: Current and previous generation instance types

(string)

SpotMaxPricePercentageOverLowestPrice -> (integer)

[Price protection] The price protection threshold for Spot Instances, as a percentage higher than an identified Spot price. The identified Spot price is the Spot price of the lowest priced current generation C, M, or R instance type with your specified attributes. If no current generation C, M, or R instance type matches your attributes, then the identified Spot price is from the lowest priced current generation instance types, and failing that, from the lowest priced previous generation instance types that match your attributes. When Amazon EC2 selects instance types with your attributes, it will exclude instance types whose Spot price exceeds your specified threshold.

The parameter accepts an integer, which Amazon EC2 interprets as a percentage.

To indicate no price protection threshold, specify a high value, such as 999999 .

If you set TargetCapacityUnitType to vcpu or memory-mib , the price protection threshold is applied based on the per-vCPU or per-memory price instead of the per-instance price.

This parameter is not supported for GetSpotPlacementScores and GetInstanceTypesFromInstanceRequirements .

Note

Only one of SpotMaxPricePercentageOverLowestPrice or MaxSpotPriceAsPercentageOfOptimalOnDemandPrice can be specified. If you don’t specify either, then SpotMaxPricePercentageOverLowestPrice is used and the value for that parameter defaults to 100 .

Default: 100

OnDemandMaxPricePercentageOverLowestPrice -> (integer)

[Price protection] The price protection threshold for On-Demand Instances, as a percentage higher than an identified On-Demand price. The identified On-Demand price is the price of the lowest priced current generation C, M, or R instance type with your specified attributes. When Amazon EC2 selects instance types with your attributes, it will exclude instance types whose price exceeds your specified threshold.

The parameter accepts an integer, which Amazon EC2 interprets as a percentage.

To indicate no price protection threshold, specify a high value, such as 999999 .

This parameter is not supported for GetSpotPlacementScores and GetInstanceTypesFromInstanceRequirements .

Note

If you set TargetCapacityUnitType to vcpu or memory-mib , the price protection threshold is applied based on the per-vCPU or per-memory price instead of the per-instance price.

Default: 20

BareMetal -> (string)

Indicates whether bare metal instance types must be included, excluded, or required.

  • To include bare metal instance types, specify included .
  • To require only bare metal instance types, specify required .
  • To exclude bare metal instance types, specify excluded .

Default: excluded

BurstablePerformance -> (string)

Indicates whether burstable performance T instance types are included, excluded, or required. For more information, see Burstable performance instances .

  • To include burstable performance instance types, specify included .
  • To require only burstable performance instance types, specify required .
  • To exclude burstable performance instance types, specify excluded .

Default: excluded

RequireHibernateSupport -> (boolean)

Indicates whether instance types must support hibernation for On-Demand Instances.

This parameter is not supported for GetSpotPlacementScores .

Default: false

NetworkInterfaceCount -> (structure)

The minimum and maximum number of network interfaces.

Default: No minimum or maximum limits

Min -> (integer)

The minimum number of network interfaces. To specify no minimum limit, omit this parameter.

Max -> (integer)

The maximum number of network interfaces. To specify no maximum limit, omit this parameter.

LocalStorage -> (string)

Indicates whether instance types with instance store volumes are included, excluded, or required. For more information, Amazon EC2 instance store in the Amazon EC2 User Guide .

  • To include instance types with instance store volumes, specify included .
  • To require only instance types with instance store volumes, specify required .
  • To exclude instance types with instance store volumes, specify excluded .

Default: included

LocalStorageTypes -> (list)

The type of local storage that is required.

  • For instance types with hard disk drive (HDD) storage, specify hdd .
  • For instance types with solid state drive (SSD) storage, specify ssd .

Default: hdd and ssd

(string)

TotalLocalStorageGB -> (structure)

The minimum and maximum amount of total local storage, in GB.

Default: No minimum or maximum limits

Min -> (double)

The minimum amount of total local storage, in GB. To specify no minimum limit, omit this parameter.

Max -> (double)

The maximum amount of total local storage, in GB. To specify no maximum limit, omit this parameter.

BaselineEbsBandwidthMbps -> (structure)

The minimum and maximum baseline bandwidth to Amazon EBS, in Mbps. For more information, see Amazon EBS–optimized instances in the Amazon EC2 User Guide .

Default: No minimum or maximum limits

Min -> (integer)

The minimum baseline bandwidth, in Mbps. To specify no minimum limit, omit this parameter.

Max -> (integer)

The maximum baseline bandwidth, in Mbps. To specify no maximum limit, omit this parameter.

AcceleratorTypes -> (list)

The accelerator types that must be on the instance type.

  • To include instance types with GPU hardware, specify gpu .
  • To include instance types with FPGA hardware, specify fpga .
  • To include instance types with inference hardware, specify inference .

Default: Any accelerator type

(string)

AcceleratorCount -> (structure)

The minimum and maximum number of accelerators (GPUs, FPGAs, or Amazon Web Services Inferentia chips) on an instance.

To exclude accelerator-enabled instance types, set Max to 0 .

Default: No minimum or maximum limits

Min -> (integer)

The minimum number of accelerators. To specify no minimum limit, omit this parameter.

Max -> (integer)

The maximum number of accelerators. To specify no maximum limit, omit this parameter. To exclude accelerator-enabled instance types, set Max to 0 .

AcceleratorManufacturers -> (list)

Indicates whether instance types must have accelerators by specific manufacturers.

  • For instance types with Amazon Web Services devices, specify amazon-web-services .
  • For instance types with AMD devices, specify amd .
  • For instance types with Habana devices, specify habana .
  • For instance types with NVIDIA devices, specify nvidia .
  • For instance types with Xilinx devices, specify xilinx .

Default: Any manufacturer

(string)

AcceleratorNames -> (list)

The accelerators that must be on the instance type.

  • For instance types with NVIDIA A10G GPUs, specify a10g .
  • For instance types with NVIDIA A100 GPUs, specify a100 .
  • For instance types with NVIDIA H100 GPUs, specify h100 .
  • For instance types with Amazon Web Services Inferentia chips, specify inferentia .
  • For instance types with NVIDIA GRID K520 GPUs, specify k520 .
  • For instance types with NVIDIA K80 GPUs, specify k80 .
  • For instance types with NVIDIA M60 GPUs, specify m60 .
  • For instance types with AMD Radeon Pro V520 GPUs, specify radeon-pro-v520 .
  • For instance types with NVIDIA T4 GPUs, specify t4 .
  • For instance types with NVIDIA T4G GPUs, specify t4g .
  • For instance types with Xilinx VU9P FPGAs, specify vu9p .
  • For instance types with NVIDIA V100 GPUs, specify v100 .

Default: Any accelerator

(string)

AcceleratorTotalMemoryMiB -> (structure)

The minimum and maximum amount of total accelerator memory, in MiB.

Default: No minimum or maximum limits

Min -> (integer)

The minimum amount of accelerator memory, in MiB. To specify no minimum limit, omit this parameter.

Max -> (integer)

The maximum amount of accelerator memory, in MiB. To specify no maximum limit, omit this parameter.

NetworkBandwidthGbps -> (structure)

The minimum and maximum amount of baseline network bandwidth, in gigabits per second (Gbps). For more information, see Amazon EC2 instance network bandwidth in the Amazon EC2 User Guide .

Default: No minimum or maximum limits

Min -> (double)

The minimum amount of network bandwidth, in Gbps. To specify no minimum limit, omit this parameter.

Max -> (double)

The maximum amount of network bandwidth, in Gbps. To specify no maximum limit, omit this parameter.

AllowedInstanceTypes -> (list)

The instance types to apply your specified attributes against. All other instance types are ignored, even if they match your specified attributes.

You can use strings with one or more wild cards, represented by an asterisk (* ), to allow an instance type, size, or generation. The following are examples: m5.8xlarge , c5*.* , m5a.* , r* , *3* .

For example, if you specify c5* ,Amazon EC2 will allow the entire C5 instance family, which includes all C5a and C5n instance types. If you specify m5a.* , Amazon EC2 will allow all the M5a instance types, but not the M5n instance types.

Note

If you specify AllowedInstanceTypes , you can’t specify ExcludedInstanceTypes .

Default: All instance types

(string)

MaxSpotPriceAsPercentageOfOptimalOnDemandPrice -> (integer)

[Price protection] The price protection threshold for Spot Instances, as a percentage of an identified On-Demand price. The identified On-Demand price is the price of the lowest priced current generation C, M, or R instance type with your specified attributes. If no current generation C, M, or R instance type matches your attributes, then the identified price is from the lowest priced current generation instance types, and failing that, from the lowest priced previous generation instance types that match your attributes. When Amazon EC2 selects instance types with your attributes, it will exclude instance types whose price exceeds your specified threshold.

The parameter accepts an integer, which Amazon EC2 interprets as a percentage.

To indicate no price protection threshold, specify a high value, such as 999999 .

If you set DesiredCapacityType to vcpu or memory-mib , the price protection threshold is based on the per vCPU or per memory price instead of the per instance price.

Note

Only one of SpotMaxPricePercentageOverLowestPrice or MaxSpotPriceAsPercentageOfOptimalOnDemandPrice can be specified. If you don’t specify either, then SpotMaxPricePercentageOverLowestPrice is used and the value for that parameter defaults to 100 .

Shorthand Syntax:

VCpuCount={Min=integer,Max=integer},MemoryMiB={Min=integer,Max=integer},CpuManufacturers=string,string,MemoryGiBPerVCpu={Min=double,Max=double},ExcludedInstanceTypes=string,string,InstanceGenerations=string,string,SpotMaxPricePercentageOverLowestPrice=integer,OnDemandMaxPricePercentageOverLowestPrice=integer,BareMetal=string,BurstablePerformance=string,RequireHibernateSupport=boolean,NetworkInterfaceCount={Min=integer,Max=integer},LocalStorage=string,LocalStorageTypes=string,string,TotalLocalStorageGB={Min=double,Max=double},BaselineEbsBandwidthMbps={Min=integer,Max=integer},AcceleratorTypes=string,string,AcceleratorCount={Min=integer,Max=integer},AcceleratorManufacturers=string,string,AcceleratorNames=string,string,AcceleratorTotalMemoryMiB={Min=integer,Max=integer},NetworkBandwidthGbps={Min=double,Max=double},AllowedInstanceTypes=string,string,MaxSpotPriceAsPercentageOfOptimalOnDemandPrice=integer

JSON Syntax:

{
  "VCpuCount": {
    "Min": integer,
    "Max": integer
  },
  "MemoryMiB": {
    "Min": integer,
    "Max": integer
  },
  "CpuManufacturers": ["intel"|"amd"|"amazon-web-services", ...],
  "MemoryGiBPerVCpu": {
    "Min": double,
    "Max": double
  },
  "ExcludedInstanceTypes": ["string", ...],
  "InstanceGenerations": ["current"|"previous", ...],
  "SpotMaxPricePercentageOverLowestPrice": integer,
  "OnDemandMaxPricePercentageOverLowestPrice": integer,
  "BareMetal": "included"|"required"|"excluded",
  "BurstablePerformance": "included"|"required"|"excluded",
  "RequireHibernateSupport": true|false,
  "NetworkInterfaceCount": {
    "Min": integer,
    "Max": integer
  },
  "LocalStorage": "included"|"required"|"excluded",
  "LocalStorageTypes": ["hdd"|"ssd", ...],
  "TotalLocalStorageGB": {
    "Min": double,
    "Max": double
  },
  "BaselineEbsBandwidthMbps": {
    "Min": integer,
    "Max": integer
  },
  "AcceleratorTypes": ["gpu"|"fpga"|"inference", ...],
  "AcceleratorCount": {
    "Min": integer,
    "Max": integer
  },
  "AcceleratorManufacturers": ["amazon-web-services"|"amd"|"nvidia"|"xilinx"|"habana", ...],
  "AcceleratorNames": ["a100"|"inferentia"|"k520"|"k80"|"m60"|"radeon-pro-v520"|"t4"|"vu9p"|"v100"|"a10g"|"h100"|"t4g", ...],
  "AcceleratorTotalMemoryMiB": {
    "Min": integer,
    "Max": integer
  },
  "NetworkBandwidthGbps": {
    "Min": double,
    "Max": double
  },
  "AllowedInstanceTypes": ["string", ...],
  "MaxSpotPriceAsPercentageOfOptimalOnDemandPrice": integer
}

--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. The generated JSON skeleton is not stable between versions of the AWS CLI and there are no backwards compatibility guarantees in the JSON skeleton generated.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command’s default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table
  • yaml
  • yaml-stream

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-binary-format (string)

The formatting style to be used for binary blobs. The default format is base64. The base64 format expects binary blobs to be provided as a base64 encoded string. The raw-in-base64-out format preserves compatibility with AWS CLI V1 behavior and binary values must be passed literally. When providing contents from a file that map to a binary blob fileb:// will always be treated as binary and use the file contents directly regardless of the cli-binary-format setting. When using file:// the file contents will need to properly formatted for the configured cli-binary-format.

  • base64
  • raw-in-base64-out

--no-cli-pager (boolean)

Disable cli pager for output.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

--no-cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Disable automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

Examples

Note

To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal’s quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To preview the instance types that match specified attributes

The following get-instance-types-from-instance-requirements example first generates a list of all of the possible attributes that can be specified using the --generate-cli-skeleton parameter, and saves the list to a JSON file. Then, the JSON file is used to customize the attributes for which to preview matched instance types.

To generate all possible attributes and save the output directly to a JSON file, use the following command.

aws ec2 get-instance-types-from-instance-requirements \
    --region us-east-1 \
    --generate-cli-skeleton input > attributes.json

Output:

{
    "DryRun": true,
    "ArchitectureTypes": [
        "x86_64_mac"
    ],
    "VirtualizationTypes": [
        "paravirtual"
    ],
    "InstanceRequirements": {
        "VCpuCount": {
            "Min": 0,
            "Max": 0
        },
        "MemoryMiB": {
            "Min": 0,
            "Max": 0
        },
        "CpuManufacturers": [
            "intel"
        ],
        "MemoryGiBPerVCpu": {
            "Min": 0.0,
            "Max": 0.0
        },
        "ExcludedInstanceTypes": [
            ""
        ],
        "InstanceGenerations": [
            "current"
        ],
        "SpotMaxPricePercentageOverLowestPrice": 0,
        "OnDemandMaxPricePercentageOverLowestPrice": 0,
        "BareMetal": "included",
        "BurstablePerformance": "excluded",
        "RequireHibernateSupport": true,
        "NetworkInterfaceCount": {
            "Min": 0,
            "Max": 0
        },
        "LocalStorage": "required",
        "LocalStorageTypes": [
            "hdd"
        ],
        "TotalLocalStorageGB": {
            "Min": 0.0,
            "Max": 0.0
        },
        "BaselineEbsBandwidthMbps": {
            "Min": 0,
            "Max": 0
        },
        "AcceleratorTypes": [
            "inference"
        ],
        "AcceleratorCount": {
            "Min": 0,
            "Max": 0
        },
        "AcceleratorManufacturers": [
            "xilinx"
        ],
        "AcceleratorNames": [
            "t4"
        ],
        "AcceleratorTotalMemoryMiB": {
            "Min": 0,
            "Max": 0
        }
    },
    "MaxResults": 0,
    "NextToken": ""
}

Configure the JSON file. You must provide values for ArchitectureTypes, VirtualizationTypes, VCpuCount, and MemoryMiB. You can omit the other attributes. When omitted, default values are used. For a description of each attribute and their default values, see get-instance-types-from-instance-requirements <https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/reference/ec2/get-instance-types-from-instance-requirements.html>.

Preview the instance types that have the attributes specified in attributes.json. Specify the name and path to your JSON file by using the --cli-input-json parameter. In the following request, the output is formatted as a table.

aws ec2 get-instance-types-from-instance-requirements \
    --cli-input-json file://attributes.json \
    --output table

Contents of attributes.json file:

{

    "ArchitectureTypes": [
        "x86_64"
    ],
    "VirtualizationTypes": [
        "hvm"
    ],
    "InstanceRequirements": {
        "VCpuCount": {
            "Min": 4,
            "Max": 6
        },
        "MemoryMiB": {
            "Min": 2048
        },
        "InstanceGenerations": [
            "current"
        ]
    }
}

Output:

------------------------------------------
|GetInstanceTypesFromInstanceRequirements|
+----------------------------------------+
||             InstanceTypes            ||
|+--------------------------------------+|
||             InstanceType             ||
|+--------------------------------------+|
||  c4.xlarge                           ||
||  c5.xlarge                           ||
||  c5a.xlarge                          ||
||  c5ad.xlarge                         ||
||  c5d.xlarge                          ||
||  c5n.xlarge                          ||
||  d2.xlarge                           ||
...

For more information about attribute-based instance type selection, see How attribute-based instance type selection works in the Amazon EC2 User Guide.

Output

InstanceTypes -> (list)

The instance types with the specified instance attributes.

(structure)

The list of instance types with the specified instance attributes.

InstanceType -> (string)

The matching instance type.

NextToken -> (string)

The token to include in another request to get the next page of items. This value is null when there are no more items to return.