[ aws . rds ]



Describes all available options for the specified engine.

See also: AWS API Documentation

describe-option-group-options 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: OptionGroupOptions


--engine-name <value>
[--major-engine-version <value>]
[--filters <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]
[--cli-binary-format <value>]


--engine-name (string)

The name of the engine to describe options for.

Valid Values:

  • db2-ae
  • db2-se
  • mariadb
  • mysql
  • oracle-ee
  • oracle-ee-cdb
  • oracle-se2
  • oracle-se2-cdb
  • postgres
  • sqlserver-ee
  • sqlserver-se
  • sqlserver-ex
  • sqlserver-web

--major-engine-version (string)

If specified, filters the results to include only options for the specified major engine version.

--filters (list)

This parameter isn’t currently supported.


A filter name and value pair that is used to return a more specific list of results from a describe operation. Filters can be used to match a set of resources by specific criteria, such as IDs. The filters supported by a describe operation are documented with the describe operation.


Currently, wildcards are not supported in filters.

The following actions can be filtered:

  • DescribeDBClusterBacktracks
  • DescribeDBClusterEndpoints
  • DescribeDBClusters
  • DescribeDBInstances
  • DescribeDBRecommendations
  • DescribeDBShardGroups
  • DescribePendingMaintenanceActions

Name -> (string)

The name of the filter. Filter names are case-sensitive.

Values -> (list)

One or more filter values. Filter values are case-sensitive.


Shorthand Syntax:

Name=string,Values=string,string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Name": "string",
    "Values": ["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. The generated JSON skeleton is not stable between versions of the AWS CLI and there are no backwards compatibility guarantees in the JSON skeleton generated.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command’s default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table
  • yaml
  • yaml-stream

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-binary-format (string)

The formatting style to be used for binary blobs. The default format is base64. The base64 format expects binary blobs to be provided as a base64 encoded string. The raw-in-base64-out format preserves compatibility with AWS CLI V1 behavior and binary values must be passed literally. When providing contents from a file that map to a binary blob fileb:// will always be treated as binary and use the file contents directly regardless of the cli-binary-format setting. When using file:// the file contents will need to properly formatted for the configured cli-binary-format.

  • base64
  • raw-in-base64-out

--no-cli-pager (boolean)

Disable cli pager for output.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

--no-cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Disable automatically prompt for CLI input 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 all available options

The following describe-option-group-options example lists two options for an Oracle Database 19c instance.

aws rds describe-option-group-options \
    --engine-name oracle-ee \
    --major-engine-version 19 \
    --max-items 2


    "OptionGroupOptions": [
            "Name": "APEX",
            "Description": "Oracle Application Express Runtime Environment",
            "EngineName": "oracle-ee",
            "MajorEngineVersion": "19",
            "MinimumRequiredMinorEngineVersion": "0.0.0.ru-2019-07.rur-2019-07.r1",
            "PortRequired": false,
            "OptionsDependedOn": [],
            "OptionsConflictsWith": [],
            "Persistent": false,
            "Permanent": false,
            "RequiresAutoMinorEngineVersionUpgrade": false,
            "VpcOnly": false,
            "SupportsOptionVersionDowngrade": false,
            "OptionGroupOptionSettings": [],
            "OptionGroupOptionVersions": [
                    "Version": "19.1.v1",
                    "IsDefault": true
                    "Version": "19.2.v1",
                    "IsDefault": false
            "Name": "APEX-DEV",
            "Description": "Oracle Application Express Development Environment",
            "EngineName": "oracle-ee",
            "MajorEngineVersion": "19",
            "MinimumRequiredMinorEngineVersion": "0.0.0.ru-2019-07.rur-2019-07.r1",
            "PortRequired": false,
            "OptionsDependedOn": [
            "OptionsConflictsWith": [],
            "Persistent": false,
            "Permanent": false,
            "RequiresAutoMinorEngineVersionUpgrade": false,
            "VpcOnly": false,
            "OptionGroupOptionSettings": []
    "NextToken": "eyJNYXJrZXIiOiBudWxsLCAiYm90b190cnVuY2F0ZV9hbW91bnQiOiAyfQ=="

For more information, see Listing the Options and Option Settings for an Option Group in the Amazon RDS User Guide.


OptionGroupOptions -> (list)

List of available option group options.


Available option.

Name -> (string)

The name of the option.

Description -> (string)

The description of the option.

EngineName -> (string)

The name of the engine that this option can be applied to.

MajorEngineVersion -> (string)

Indicates the major engine version that the option is available for.

MinimumRequiredMinorEngineVersion -> (string)

The minimum required engine version for the option to be applied.

PortRequired -> (boolean)

Indicates whether the option requires a port.

DefaultPort -> (integer)

If the option requires a port, specifies the default port for the option.

OptionsDependedOn -> (list)

The options that are prerequisites for this option.


OptionsConflictsWith -> (list)

The options that conflict with this option.


Persistent -> (boolean)

Persistent options can’t be removed from an option group while DB instances are associated with the option group. If you disassociate all DB instances from the option group, your can remove the persistent option from the option group.

Permanent -> (boolean)

Permanent options can never be removed from an option group. An option group containing a permanent option can’t be removed from a DB instance.

RequiresAutoMinorEngineVersionUpgrade -> (boolean)

If true, you must enable the Auto Minor Version Upgrade setting for your DB instance before you can use this option. You can enable Auto Minor Version Upgrade when you first create your DB instance, or by modifying your DB instance later.

VpcOnly -> (boolean)

If true, you can only use this option with a DB instance that is in a VPC.

SupportsOptionVersionDowngrade -> (boolean)

If true, you can change the option to an earlier version of the option. This only applies to options that have different versions available.

OptionGroupOptionSettings -> (list)

The option settings that are available (and the default value) for each option in an option group.


Option group option settings are used to display settings available for each option with their default values and other information. These values are used with the DescribeOptionGroupOptions action.

SettingName -> (string)

The name of the option group option.

SettingDescription -> (string)

The description of the option group option.

DefaultValue -> (string)

The default value for the option group option.

ApplyType -> (string)

The DB engine specific parameter type for the option group option.

AllowedValues -> (string)

Indicates the acceptable values for the option group option.

IsModifiable -> (boolean)

Indicates whether this option group option can be changed from the default value.

IsRequired -> (boolean)

Indicates whether a value must be specified for this option setting of the option group option.

MinimumEngineVersionPerAllowedValue -> (list)

The minimum DB engine version required for the corresponding allowed value for this option setting.


The minimum DB engine version required for each corresponding allowed value for an option setting.

AllowedValue -> (string)

The allowed value for an option setting.

MinimumEngineVersion -> (string)

The minimum DB engine version required for the allowed value.

OptionGroupOptionVersions -> (list)

The versions that are available for the option.


The version for an option. Option group option versions are returned by the DescribeOptionGroupOptions action.

Version -> (string)

The version of the option.

IsDefault -> (boolean)

Indicates whether the version is the default version of the option.

CopyableCrossAccount -> (boolean)

Indicates whether the option can be copied across Amazon Web Services accounts.

Marker -> (string)

An optional pagination token provided by a previous request. If this parameter is specified, the response includes only records beyond the marker, up to the value specified by MaxRecords .