[ aws . eks ]



Returns descriptive information about an update against your Amazon EKS cluster or associated managed node group or Amazon EKS add-on.

When the status of the update is Succeeded , the update is complete. If an update fails, the status is Failed , and an error detail explains the reason for the failure.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--name <value>
--update-id <value>
[--nodegroup-name <value>]
[--addon-name <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--name (string)

The name of the Amazon EKS cluster associated with the update.

--update-id (string)

The ID of the update to describe.

--nodegroup-name (string)

The name of the Amazon EKS node group associated with the update. This parameter is required if the update is a node group update.

--addon-name (string)

The name of the add-on. The name must match one of the names returned by ` ListAddons https://docs.aws.amazon.com/eks/latest/APIReference/API_ListAddons.html`__ . This parameter is required if the update is an add-on update.

--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 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 describe an update for a cluster

This example command describes an update for a cluster named example in your default region.


aws eks describe-update --name example \
--update-id 10bddb13-a71b-425a-b0a6-71cd03e59161


    "update": {
        "id": "10bddb13-a71b-425a-b0a6-71cd03e59161",
        "status": "Successful",
        "type": "EndpointAccessUpdate",
        "params": [
                "type": "EndpointPublicAccess",
                "value": "true"
                "type": "EndpointPrivateAccess",
                "value": "false"
        "createdAt": 1565806691.149,
        "errors": []


update -> (structure)

The full description of the specified update.

id -> (string)

A UUID that is used to track the update.

status -> (string)

The current status of the update.

type -> (string)

The type of the update.

params -> (list)

A key-value map that contains the parameters associated with the update.


An object representing the details of an update request.

type -> (string)

The keys associated with an update request.

value -> (string)

The value of the keys submitted as part of an update request.

createdAt -> (timestamp)

The Unix epoch timestamp in seconds for when the update was created.

errors -> (list)

Any errors associated with a Failed update.


An object representing an error when an asynchronous operation fails.

errorCode -> (string)

A brief description of the error.

  • SubnetNotFound : We couldn’t find one of the subnets associated with the cluster.

  • SecurityGroupNotFound : We couldn’t find one of the security groups associated with the cluster.

  • EniLimitReached : You have reached the elastic network interface limit for your account.

  • IpNotAvailable : A subnet associated with the cluster doesn’t have any free IP addresses.

  • AccessDenied : You don’t have permissions to perform the specified operation.

  • OperationNotPermitted : The service role associated with the cluster doesn’t have the required access permissions for Amazon EKS.

  • VpcIdNotFound : We couldn’t find the VPC associated with the cluster.

errorMessage -> (string)

A more complete description of the error.

resourceIds -> (list)

An optional field that contains the resource IDs associated with the error.