[ aws . opsworks ]



Describes a stack’s Elastic Load Balancing instances.


This call accepts only one resource-identifying parameter.

Required Permissions : To use this action, an IAM user must have a Show, Deploy, or Manage permissions level for the stack, or an attached policy that explicitly grants permissions. For more information about user permissions, see Managing User Permissions .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


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


--stack-id (string)

A stack ID. The action describes the stack’s Elastic Load Balancing instances.

--layer-ids (list)

A list of layer IDs. The action describes the Elastic Load Balancing instances for the specified layers.



"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.

--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 stack’s elastic load balancers

The following describe-elastic-load-balancers command describes a specified stack’s load balancers.

aws opsworks --region us-west-2 describe-elastic-load-balancers --stack-id 6f4660e5-37a6-4e42-bfa0-1358ebd9c182

Output: This particular stack has one load balancer.

  "ElasticLoadBalancers": [
          "SubnetIds": [
          "Ec2InstanceIds": [],
          "ElasticLoadBalancerName": "my-balancer",
          "Region": "us-west-2",
          "LayerId": "344973cb-bf2b-4cd0-8d93-51cd819bab04",
          "AvailabilityZones": [
          "VpcId": "vpc-b319f9d4",
          "StackId": "6f4660e5-37a6-4e42-bfa0-1358ebd9c182",
          "DnsName": "my-balancer-2094040179.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com"

More Information

For more information, see Apps in the AWS OpsWorks User Guide.


ElasticLoadBalancers -> (list)

A list of ElasticLoadBalancer objects that describe the specified Elastic Load Balancing instances.


Describes an Elastic Load Balancing instance.

ElasticLoadBalancerName -> (string)

The Elastic Load Balancing instance’s name.

Region -> (string)

The instance’s AWS region.

DnsName -> (string)

The instance’s public DNS name.

StackId -> (string)

The ID of the stack that the instance is associated with.

LayerId -> (string)

The ID of the layer that the instance is attached to.

VpcId -> (string)


AvailabilityZones -> (list)

A list of Availability Zones.


SubnetIds -> (list)

A list of subnet IDs, if the stack is running in a VPC.


Ec2InstanceIds -> (list)

A list of the EC2 instances that the Elastic Load Balancing instance is managing traffic for.