[ aws . iotthingsgraph ]



Greengrass and Cloud Deployments

Deploys the system instance to the target specified in CreateSystemInstance .

Greengrass Deployments

If the system or any workflows and entities have been updated before this action is called, then the deployment will create a new Amazon Simple Storage Service resource file and then deploy it.

Since this action creates a Greengrass deployment on the caller’s behalf, the calling identity must have write permissions to the specified Greengrass group. Otherwise, the call will fail with an authorization error.

For information about the artifacts that get added to your Greengrass core device when you use this API, see AWS IoT Things Graph and AWS IoT Greengrass .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


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


--id (string)

The ID of the system instance. This value is returned by the CreateSystemInstance action.

The ID should be in the following format.

urn:tdm:REGION/ACCOUNT ID/default:deployment:DEPLOYMENTNAME

--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 deploy a system instance

The following delete-system-template example deploys a system instance.

aws iotthingsgraph deploy-system-instance \
    --id "urn:tdm:us-west-2/123456789012/default:Deployment:Room218"


   "summary": {
      "arn": "arn:aws:iotthingsgraph:us-west-2:123456789012:Deployment:Room218",
      "createdAt": 1559249776.254,
      "id": "urn:tdm:us-west-2/123456789012/default:Deployment:Room218",
      "status": "DEPLOYED_IN_TARGET",
      "target": "CLOUD",
      "updatedAt": 1559249776.254

For more information, see Working with Systems and Flow Configurations in the AWS IoT Things Graph User Guide.


summary -> (structure)

An object that contains summary information about a system instance that was deployed.

id -> (string)

The ID of the system instance.

arn -> (string)

The ARN of the system instance.

status -> (string)

The status of the system instance.

target -> (string)

The target of the system instance.

greengrassGroupName -> (string)

The ID of the Greengrass group where the system instance is deployed.

createdAt -> (timestamp)

The date when the system instance was created.

updatedAt -> (timestamp)

The date and time when the system instance was last updated.

greengrassGroupId -> (string)

The ID of the Greengrass group where the system instance is deployed.

greengrassGroupVersionId -> (string)

The version of the Greengrass group where the system instance is deployed.

greengrassDeploymentId -> (string)

The ID of the Greengrass deployment used to deploy the system instance.