[ aws . globalaccelerator ]



Describe a custom routing accelerator.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


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


--accelerator-arn (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the accelerator to describe.

--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 a custom routing accelerator

The following describe-custom-routing-accelerator example retrieves the details about the specified custom routing accelerator.

aws globalaccelerator describe-custom-routing-accelerator \
    --accelerator-arn arn:aws:globalaccelerator::123456789012:accelerator/1234abcd-abcd-1234-abcd-1234abcdefgh


    "Accelerator": {
        "AcceleratorArn": "arn:aws:globalaccelerator::123456789012:accelerator/1234abcd-abcd-1234-abcd-1234abcdefgh",
        "IpAddressType": "IPV4",
        "Name": "ExampleCustomRoutingAccelerator",
        "Enabled": true,
        "Status": "IN_PROGRESS",
        "IpSets": [
                "IpAddresses": [
                "IpFamily": "IPv4"
        "CreatedTime": 1542394847,
        "LastModifiedTime": 1542395013

For more information, see Custom routing accelerators in AWS Global Accelerator in the AWS Global Accelerator Developer Guide.


Accelerator -> (structure)

The description of the custom routing accelerator.

AcceleratorArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the custom routing accelerator.

Name -> (string)

The name of the accelerator. The name must contain only alphanumeric characters or hyphens (-), and must not begin or end with a hyphen.

IpAddressType -> (string)

The IP address type that an accelerator supports. For a custom routing accelerator, the value must be IPV4.

Enabled -> (boolean)

Indicates whether the accelerator is enabled. The value is true or false. The default value is true.

If the value is set to true, the accelerator cannot be deleted. If set to false, accelerator can be deleted.

IpSets -> (list)

The static IP addresses that Global Accelerator associates with the accelerator.


A complex type for the set of IP addresses for an accelerator.

IpFamily -> (string)

IpFamily is deprecated and has been replaced by IpAddressFamily.

IpAddresses -> (list)

The array of IP addresses in the IP address set. An IP address set can have a maximum of two IP addresses.


IpAddressFamily -> (string)

The types of IP addresses included in this IP set.

DnsName -> (string)

The Domain Name System (DNS) name that Global Accelerator creates that points to an accelerator’s static IPv4 addresses.

The naming convention for the DNS name is the following: A lowercase letter a, followed by a 16-bit random hex string, followed by .awsglobalaccelerator.com. For example: a1234567890abcdef.awsglobalaccelerator.com.

If you have a dual-stack accelerator, you also have a second DNS name, DualStackDnsName, that points to both the A record and the AAAA record for all four static addresses for the accelerator (two IPv4 addresses and two IPv6 addresses).

For more information about the default DNS name, see Support for DNS Addressing in Global Accelerator in the Global Accelerator Developer Guide .

Status -> (string)

Describes the deployment status of the accelerator.

CreatedTime -> (timestamp)

The date and time that the accelerator was created.

LastModifiedTime -> (timestamp)

The date and time that the accelerator was last modified.