[ aws . wellarchitected ]



Create a new workload.

The owner of a workload can share the workload with other Amazon Web Services accounts and IAM users in the same Amazon Web Services Region. Only the owner of a workload can delete it.

For more information, see Defining a Workload in the Well-Architected Tool User Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--workload-name <value>
--description <value>
--environment <value>
[--account-ids <value>]
[--aws-regions <value>]
[--non-aws-regions <value>]
[--pillar-priorities <value>]
[--architectural-design <value>]
[--review-owner <value>]
[--industry-type <value>]
[--industry <value>]
--lenses <value>
[--notes <value>]
[--client-request-token <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--workload-name (string)

The name of the workload.

The name must be unique within an account within an Amazon Web Services Region. Spaces and capitalization are ignored when checking for uniqueness.

--description (string)

The description for the workload.

--environment (string)

The environment for the workload.

Possible values:



--account-ids (list)

The list of Amazon Web Services account IDs associated with the workload.


An Amazon Web Services account ID.


"string" "string" ...

--aws-regions (list)

The list of Amazon Web Services Regions associated with the workload, for example, us-east-2 , or ca-central-1 .


An Amazon Web Services Region, for example, us-west-2 or ap-northeast-1 .


"string" "string" ...

--non-aws-regions (list)

The list of non-Amazon Web Services Regions associated with the workload.



"string" "string" ...

--pillar-priorities (list)

The priorities of the pillars, which are used to order items in the improvement plan. Each pillar is represented by its PillarReviewSummary$PillarId .


The ID used to identify a pillar, for example, security .

A pillar is identified by its PillarReviewSummary$PillarId .


"string" "string" ...

--architectural-design (string)

The URL of the architectural design for the workload.

--review-owner (string)

The review owner of the workload. The name, email address, or identifier for the primary group or individual that owns the workload review process.

--industry-type (string)

The industry type for the workload.

If specified, must be one of the following:

  • Agriculture

  • Automobile

  • Defense

  • Design and Engineering

  • Digital Advertising

  • Education

  • Environmental Protection

  • Financial Services

  • Gaming

  • General Public Services

  • Healthcare

  • Hospitality

  • InfoTech

  • Justice and Public Safety

  • Life Sciences

  • Manufacturing

  • Media & Entertainment

  • Mining & Resources

  • Oil & Gas

  • Power & Utilities

  • Professional Services

  • Real Estate & Construction

  • Retail & Wholesale

  • Social Protection

  • Telecommunications

  • Travel, Transportation & Logistics

  • Other

--industry (string)

The industry for the workload.

--lenses (list)

The list of lenses associated with the workload. Each lens is identified by its LensSummary$LensAlias .


The alias of the lens.

For Amazon Web Services official lenses, this is either the lens alias, such as serverless , or the lens ARN, such as arn:aws:wellarchitected:us-west-2::lens/serverless .

For custom lenses, this is the lens ARN, such as arn:aws:wellarchitected:us-east-1:123456789012:lens/my-lens .

Each lens is identified by its LensSummary$LensAlias .


"string" "string" ...

--notes (string)

The notes associated with the workload.

--client-request-token (string)

A unique case-sensitive string used to ensure that this request is idempotent (executes only once).

You should not reuse the same token for other requests. If you retry a request with the same client request token and the same parameters after it has completed successfully, the result of the original request is returned.


This token is listed as required, however, if you do not specify it, the Amazon Web Services SDKs automatically generate one for you. If you are not using the Amazon Web Services SDK or the CLI, you must provide this token or the request will fail.

--tags (map)

The tags to be associated with the workload.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

{"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.


WorkloadId -> (string)

The ID assigned to the workload. This ID is unique within an Amazon Web Services Region.

WorkloadArn -> (string)

The ARN for the workload.