DescribeInstanceTypeOfferings - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
Services or capabilities described in Amazon Web Services documentation might vary by Region. To see the differences applicable to the China Regions, see Getting Started with Amazon Web Services in China (PDF).


Lists the instance types that are offered for the specified location. If no location is specified, the default is to list the instance types that are offered in the current Region.

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.

  • instance-type - The instance type. For a list of possible values, see Instance.

  • location - The location. For a list of possible identifiers, see Regions and Zones.

Type: Array of Filter objects

Required: No


The location type.

  • availability-zone - The Availability Zone. When you specify a location filter, it must be an Availability Zone for the current Region.

  • availability-zone-id - The AZ ID. When you specify a location filter, it must be an AZ ID for the current Region.

  • outpost - The Outpost ARN. When you specify a location filter, it must be an Outpost ARN for the current Region.

  • region - The current Region. If you specify a location filter, it must match the current Region.

Type: String

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

Required: No


The maximum number of items to return for this request. To get the next page of items, make another request with the token returned in the output. For more information, see Pagination.

Type: Integer

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

Required: No


The token returned from a previous paginated request. Pagination continues from the end of the items returned by the previous request.

Type: String

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


The instance types offered in the location.

Type: Array of InstanceTypeOffering objects


The token to include in another request to get the next page of items. This value is null when there are no more items 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: