GetDefaultCreditSpecification - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
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Describes the default credit option for CPU usage of a burstable performance instance family.

For more information, see Burstable performance instances in the Amazon EC2 User Guide.

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


The instance family.

Type: String

Valid Values: t2 | t3 | t3a | t4g

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


The default credit option for CPU usage of the instance family.

Type: InstanceFamilyCreditSpecification object


The ID of the request.

Type: String


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



This example gets the default credit option for CPU usage of instances in the T2 instance family in the specified Region.

Sample Request &Region=us-east-1 &InstanceFamily=t2 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<GetDefaultCreditSpecificationResponse xmlns=""> <requestId>11111111-2222-3333-4444-5555EXAMPLE</requestId> <instanceFamilyCreditSpecification> <cpuCredits>unlimited</cpuCredits> <instanceFamily>t2</instanceFamily> </instanceFamilyCreditSpecification> </GetDefaultCreditSpecificationResponse>

See Also

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