[ aws . lightsail ]



Returns information about a specific operation. Operations include events such as when you create an instance, allocate a static IP, attach a static IP, and so on.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


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


--operation-id (string)

A GUID used to identify the operation.

--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 get information about a single operation

The following get-operation example displays details about the specified operation.

aws lightsail get-operation \
    --operation-id e5700e8a-daf2-4b49-bc01-3EXAMPLE910a


    "operation": {
        "id": "e5700e8a-daf2-4b49-bc01-3EXAMPLE910a",
        "resourceName": "Instance-1",
        "resourceType": "Instance",
        "createdAt": 1571679872.404,
        "location": {
            "availabilityZone": "us-west-2a",
            "regionName": "us-west-2"
        "isTerminal": true,
        "operationType": "CreateInstance",
        "status": "Succeeded",
        "statusChangedAt": 1571679890.304


operation -> (structure)

An array of objects that describe the result of the action, such as the status of the request, the timestamp of the request, and the resources affected by the request.

id -> (string)

The ID of the operation.

resourceName -> (string)

The resource name.

resourceType -> (string)

The resource type.

createdAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the operation was initialized (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

location -> (structure)

The Amazon Web Services Region and Availability Zone.

availabilityZone -> (string)

The Availability Zone. Follows the format us-east-2a (case-sensitive).

regionName -> (string)

The AWS Region name.

isTerminal -> (boolean)

A Boolean value indicating whether the operation is terminal.

operationDetails -> (string)

Details about the operation (e.g., Debian-1GB-Ohio-1 ).

operationType -> (string)

The type of operation.

status -> (string)

The status of the operation.

statusChangedAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the status was changed (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

errorCode -> (string)

The error code.

errorDetails -> (string)

The error details.