DescribeImages

GET /?Action=DescribeImages
Description

Describes one or more OMIs you can use.
You can filter the described OMIs using the ImageId.N, the Owner.N or the @ExecutableBy.N parameters.
You can also use the Filter.N parameter to filter the OMIs on the following properties:

  • architecture: The architecture of the OMI (i386 | x86_64).

  • block-device-mapping.delete-on-termination: Whether the volume is deleted when terminating the instance.

  • block-device-mapping.device-name: The device name for the volume.

  • block-device-mapping.snapshot-id: The ID of the snapshot used to create the volume.

  • block-device-mapping.volume-size: The size of the volume, in gibibytes (GiB).

  • block-device-mapping.volume-type: The type of volume (standard | gp2 | io1).

  • description: The description of the OMI, provided when it was created.

  • hypervisor: The hypervisor type (always xen).

  • image-id: The ID of the OMI.

  • image-type: The type of OMI (always machine for official OMIs).

  • is-public: Whether the OMI has public launch permissions.

  • manifest-location: The location of the OMI manifest.

  • name: The name of the OMI, provided when it was created.

  • owner-alias: The account alias of the owner of the OMI.

  • owner-id: The account ID of the owner of the OMI.

  • platform: The platform.

  • product-code.type: The type of the product code associated with the OMI (Linux/Unix | Windows | MapR | Linux/Oracle | Windows 10).

  • root-device-name: The device name of the root device (for example, /dev/sda1).

  • root-device-type: The type of root device used by the OMI (always ebs).

  • state: The current state of the OMI.

  • tag-key: The key of a tag associated with the resource.

  • tag-value: The value of a tag associated with the resource.

  • tag:XXXX: The value of a tag associated with the resource, where XXXX is the key of the tag.

  • virtualization-type: The virtualization type (always hvm).

Note

If you exceed the number of identical requests allowed for a configured time period, the RequestLimitExceeded error message is returned.

Body parameter

Required: false
Name: DescribeImagesRequest

Name Description Required Schema Default Example

ExecutableBy.N

The account ID of one or more users who have launch permissions for the OMIs.

false

string

Filter.N

One or more filters.

false

Filter

ImageId.N

One or more OMI IDs.

false

string

Owner.N

The account ID of one or more owners of OMIs. By default, all the OMIs for which you have launch permissions are described.

false

string

Responses
HTTP Code 200
HTTP Code Description Schema

200

DescribeImagesResult

Response 200

Response 200

Name Description Required Schema Default Example

imagesSet.N

Information about one or more OMIs.

false

Image

requestId

The ID of the request.

false

string