[ aws . gamelift ]

describe-game-server-instances

Description

This operation is used with the Amazon GameLift FleetIQ solution and game server groups.

Retrieves status information about the Amazon EC2 instances associated with a GameLift FleetIQ game server group. Use this operation to detect when instances are active or not available to host new game servers. If you are looking for instance configuration information, call DescribeGameServerGroup or access the corresponding Auto Scaling group properties.

To request status for all instances in the game server group, provide a game server group ID only. To request status for specific instances, provide the game server group ID and one or more instance IDs. Use the pagination parameters to retrieve results in sequential segments. If successful, a collection of GameServerInstance objects is returned.

This operation is not designed to be called with every game server claim request; this practice can cause you to exceed your API limit, which results in errors. Instead, as a best practice, cache the results and refresh your cache no more than once every 10 seconds.

Learn more

GameLift FleetIQ Guide

Related operations

  • CreateGameServerGroup

  • ListGameServerGroups

  • DescribeGameServerGroup

  • UpdateGameServerGroup

  • DeleteGameServerGroup

  • ResumeGameServerGroup

  • SuspendGameServerGroup

  • DescribeGameServerInstances

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

describe-game-server-instances 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: GameServerInstances

Synopsis

  describe-game-server-instances
--game-server-group-name <value>
[--instance-ids <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]

Options

--game-server-group-name (string)

A unique identifier for the game server group. Use either the GameServerGroup name or ARN value.

--instance-ids (list)

The EC2 instance IDs that you want to retrieve status on. EC2 instance IDs use a 17-character format, for example: i-1234567890abcdef0 . To retrieve all instances in the game server group, leave this parameter empty.

(string)

Syntax:

"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.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean) Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

Output

GameServerInstances -> (list)

The collection of requested game server instances.

(structure)

This data type is used with the Amazon GameLift FleetIQ and game server groups.

Additional properties, including status, that describe an EC2 instance in a game server group. Instance configurations are set with game server group properties (see DescribeGameServerGroup and with the EC2 launch template that was used when creating the game server group.

Retrieve game server instances for a game server group by calling DescribeGameServerInstances .

  • CreateGameServerGroup

  • ListGameServerGroups

  • DescribeGameServerGroup

  • UpdateGameServerGroup

  • DeleteGameServerGroup

  • ResumeGameServerGroup

  • SuspendGameServerGroup

  • DescribeGameServerInstances

GameServerGroupName -> (string)

A developer-defined identifier for the game server group that includes the game server instance. The name is unique for each Region in each AWS account.

GameServerGroupArn -> (string)

A generated unique identifier for the game server group that includes the game server instance.

InstanceId -> (string)

The unique identifier for the instance where the game server is running. This ID is available in the instance metadata. EC2 instance IDs use a 17-character format, for example: i-1234567890abcdef0 .

InstanceStatus -> (string)

Current status of the game server instance.

  • ACTIVE – The instance is viable for hosting game servers.

  • DRAINING – The instance is not viable for hosting game servers. Existing game servers are in the process of ending, and new game servers are not started on this instance unless no other resources are available. When the instance is put in DRAINING, a new instance is started up to replace it. Once the instance has no UTILIZED game servers, it will be terminated in favor of the new instance.

  • SPOT_TERMINATING – The instance is in the process of shutting down due to a Spot instance interruption. No new game servers are started on this instance.

NextToken -> (string)

A token that indicates where to resume retrieving results on the next call to this operation. If no token is returned, these results represent the end of the list.