[ aws . service-quotas ]



Retrieves the applied quota value for the specified quota. For some quotas, only the default values are available. If the applied quota value is not available for a quota, the quota is not retrieved.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--service-code <value>
--quota-code <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--service-code (string)

The service identifier.

--quota-code (string)

The quota identifier.

--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 service quota

The following get-service-quota example displays details about the specified quota.

aws service-quotas get-service-quota \
    --service-code ec2 \
    --quota-code L-1216C47A


    "Quota": {
        "ServiceCode": "ec2",
        "ServiceName": "Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)",
        "QuotaArn": "arn:aws:servicequotas:us-east-2:123456789012:ec2/L-1216C47A",
        "QuotaCode": "L-1216C47A",
        "QuotaName": "Running On-Demand Standard (A, C, D, H, I, M, R, T, Z) instances",
        "Value": 1920.0,
        "Unit": "None",
        "Adjustable": true,
        "GlobalQuota": false,
        "UsageMetric": {
            "MetricNamespace": "AWS/Usage",
            "MetricName": "ResourceCount",
            "MetricDimensions": {
                "Class": "Standard/OnDemand",
                "Resource": "vCPU",
                "Service": "EC2",
                "Type": "Resource"
            "MetricStatisticRecommendation": "Maximum"


Quota -> (structure)

Information about the quota.

ServiceCode -> (string)

The service identifier.

ServiceName -> (string)

The service name.

QuotaArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the quota.

QuotaCode -> (string)

The quota identifier.

QuotaName -> (string)

The quota name.

Value -> (double)

The quota value.

Unit -> (string)

The unit of measurement.

Adjustable -> (boolean)

Indicates whether the quota value can be increased.

GlobalQuota -> (boolean)

Indicates whether the quota is global.

UsageMetric -> (structure)

Information about the measurement.

MetricNamespace -> (string)

The namespace of the metric.

MetricName -> (string)

The name of the metric.

MetricDimensions -> (map)

The metric dimension. This is a name/value pair that is part of the identity of a metric.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

MetricStatisticRecommendation -> (string)

The metric statistic that we recommend you use when determining quota usage.

Period -> (structure)

The period of time.

PeriodValue -> (integer)

The value.

PeriodUnit -> (string)

The time unit.

ErrorReason -> (structure)

The error code and error reason.

ErrorCode -> (string)

Service Quotas returns the following error values:

  • DEPENDENCY_ACCESS_DENIED_ERROR - The caller does not have the required permissions to complete the action. To resolve the error, you must have permission to access the service or quota.

  • DEPENDENCY_THROTTLING_ERROR - The service is throttling Service Quotas.

  • DEPENDENCY_SERVICE_ERROR - The service is not available.

  • SERVICE_QUOTA_NOT_AVAILABLE_ERROR - There was an error in Service Quotas.

ErrorMessage -> (string)

The error message.