DescribeCacheEngineVersions - Amazon ElastiCache
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Returns a list of the available cache engines and their versions.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.


The name of a specific cache parameter group family to return details for.

Valid values are: memcached1.4 | memcached1.5 | memcached1.6 | redis2.6 | redis2.8 | redis3.2 | redis4.0 | redis5.0 | redis6.x | redis6.2 | redis7


  • Must be 1 to 255 alphanumeric characters

  • First character must be a letter

  • Cannot end with a hyphen or contain two consecutive hyphens

Type: String

Required: No


If true, specifies that only the default version of the specified engine or engine and major version combination is to be returned.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


The cache engine to return. Valid values: memcached | redis

Type: String

Required: No


The cache engine version to return.

Example: 1.4.14

Type: String

Required: No


An optional marker returned from a prior request. Use this marker for pagination of results from this operation. If this parameter is specified, the response includes only records beyond the marker, up to the value specified by MaxRecords.

Type: String

Required: No


The maximum number of records to include in the response. If more records exist than the specified MaxRecords value, a marker is included in the response so that the remaining results can be retrieved.

Default: 100

Constraints: minimum 20; maximum 100.

Type: Integer

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


A list of cache engine version details. Each element in the list contains detailed information about one cache engine version.

Type: Array of CacheEngineVersion objects


Provides an identifier to allow retrieval of paginated results.

Type: String


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.



This example illustrates one usage of DescribeCacheEngineVersions.

Sample Request ?Action=DescribeCacheEngineVersions &MaxRecords=100 &Version=2015-02-02 &SignatureVersion=4 &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256 &Timestamp=20150202T192317Z &X-Amz-Credential=<credential>

Sample Response

<DescribeCacheEngineVersionsResponse xmlns=""> <DescribeCacheEngineVersionsResult> <CacheEngineVersions> <CacheEngineVersion> <CacheParameterGroupFamily>memcached1.4</CacheParameterGroupFamily> <Engine>memcached</Engine> <CacheEngineVersionDescription>memcached version 1.4.14</CacheEngineVersionDescription> <CacheEngineDescription>memcached</CacheEngineDescription> <EngineVersion>1.4.14</EngineVersion> </CacheEngineVersion> <CacheEngineVersion> <CacheParameterGroupFamily>memcached1.4</CacheParameterGroupFamily> <Engine>memcached</Engine> <CacheEngineVersionDescription>memcached version 1.4.5</CacheEngineVersionDescription> <CacheEngineDescription>memcached</CacheEngineDescription> <EngineVersion>1.4.5</EngineVersion> </CacheEngineVersion> </CacheEngineVersions> </DescribeCacheEngineVersionsResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>a6ac9ad2-f8a4-11e1-a4d1-a345e5370093</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </DescribeCacheEngineVersionsResponse>

See Also

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