DescribeInstanceTypeOfferings - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
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Returns a list of all instance types offered. The results can be filtered by location (Region or Availability Zone). If no location is specified, the instance types offered in the current Region are returned.

Request Parameters

The following parameters are for this specific action. For more information about required and optional parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Query Parameters.


Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


One or more filters. Filter names and values are case-sensitive.

  • location - This depends on the location type. For example, if the location type is region (default), the location is the Region code (for example, us-east-2.)

  • instance-type - The instance type. For example, c5.2xlarge.

Type: Array of Filter objects

Required: No


The location type.

Type: String

Valid Values: region | availability-zone | availability-zone-id

Required: No


The maximum number of results to return for the request in a single page. The remaining results can be seen by sending another request with the next token value.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 5. Maximum value of 1000.

Required: No


The token to retrieve the next page of results.

Type: String

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


The instance types offered.

Type: Array of InstanceTypeOffering objects


The token to use to retrieve the next page of results. This value is null when there are no more results to return.

Type: String


The ID of the request.

Type: String


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common client error codes.

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: