DescribeComputeEnvironments - Amazon Batch
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Describes one or more of your compute environments.

If you're using an unmanaged compute environment, you can use the DescribeComputeEnvironment operation to determine the ecsClusterArn that you launch your Amazon ECS container instances into.

Request Syntax

POST /v1/describecomputeenvironments HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "computeEnvironments": [ "string" ], "maxResults": number, "nextToken": "string" }

URI Request Parameters

The request does not use any URI parameters.

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


A list of up to 100 compute environment names or full Amazon Resource Name (ARN) entries.

Type: Array of strings

Required: No


The maximum number of cluster results returned by DescribeComputeEnvironments in paginated output. When this parameter is used, DescribeComputeEnvironments only returns maxResults results in a single page along with a nextToken response element. The remaining results of the initial request can be seen by sending another DescribeComputeEnvironments request with the returned nextToken value. This value can be between 1 and 100. If this parameter isn't used, then DescribeComputeEnvironments returns up to 100 results and a nextToken value if applicable.

Type: Integer

Required: No


The nextToken value returned from a previous paginated DescribeComputeEnvironments request where maxResults was used and the results exceeded the value of that parameter. Pagination continues from the end of the previous results that returned the nextToken value. This value is null when there are no more results to return.


Treat this token as an opaque identifier that's only used to retrieve the next items in a list and not for other programmatic purposes.

Type: String

Required: No

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "computeEnvironments": [ { "computeEnvironmentArn": "string", "computeEnvironmentName": "string", "computeResources": { "allocationStrategy": "string", "bidPercentage": number, "desiredvCpus": number, "ec2Configuration": [ { "imageIdOverride": "string", "imageKubernetesVersion": "string", "imageType": "string" } ], "ec2KeyPair": "string", "imageId": "string", "instanceRole": "string", "instanceTypes": [ "string" ], "launchTemplate": { "launchTemplateId": "string", "launchTemplateName": "string", "version": "string" }, "maxvCpus": number, "minvCpus": number, "placementGroup": "string", "securityGroupIds": [ "string" ], "spotIamFleetRole": "string", "subnets": [ "string" ], "tags": { "string" : "string" }, "type": "string" }, "containerOrchestrationType": "string", "ecsClusterArn": "string", "eksConfiguration": { "eksClusterArn": "string", "kubernetesNamespace": "string" }, "serviceRole": "string", "state": "string", "status": "string", "statusReason": "string", "tags": { "string" : "string" }, "type": "string", "unmanagedvCpus": number, "updatePolicy": { "jobExecutionTimeoutMinutes": number, "terminateJobsOnUpdate": boolean }, "uuid": "string" } ], "nextToken": "string" }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The list of compute environments.

Type: Array of ComputeEnvironmentDetail objects


The nextToken value to include in a future DescribeComputeEnvironments request. When the results of a DescribeComputeEnvironments request exceed maxResults, this value can be used to retrieve the next page of results. This value is null when there are no more results to return.

Type: String



These errors are usually caused by a client action. One example cause is using an action or resource on behalf of a user that doesn't have permissions to use the action or resource. Another cause is specifying an identifier that's not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


These errors are usually caused by a server issue.

HTTP Status Code: 500


In the following example or examples, the Authorization header contents ( [authorization-params] ) must be replaced with an Amazon Signature Version 4 signature. For more information about creating these signatures, see Signature Version 4 Signing Process in the Amazon General Reference.

You only need to learn how to sign HTTP requests if you intend to manually create them. When you use the Amazon Command Line Interface (Amazon CLI) or one of the Amazon SDKs to make requests to Amazon, these tools automatically sign the requests for you with the access key that you specify when you configure the tools. When you use these tools, you don't need to learn how to sign requests yourself.


This example describes the P3OnDemand compute environment.

Sample Request

POST /v1/describecomputeenvironments HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: [content-length] Authorization: AUTHPARAMS X-Amz-Date: 20161128T193355Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.11.21 Python/2.7.12 Darwin/16.1.0 botocore/1.4.78 { "computeEnvironments": [ "P3OnDemand" ] }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Content-Type: application/json Content-Length: [content-length] Connection: keep-alive Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:33:56 GMT x-amzn-RequestId: [request-id] X-Amzn-Trace-Id: [trace-id] X-Cache: Miss from cloudfront Via: 1.1 (CloudFront) X-Amz-Cf-Id: FbgslaatWhj_yGhfkSCTPpPtjiuVuFOBns-kK5EsaasYQC5p2FnpiQ== { "computeEnvironments": [{ "computeEnvironmentName": "P3OnDemand", "computeEnvironmentArn": "arn:aws:batch:us-east-1:123456789012:compute-environment/P3OnDemand", "ecsClusterArn": "arn:aws:ecs:us-east-1:123456789012:cluster/P3OnDemand_Batch_2c06f29d-d1fe-3a49-879d-42394c86effc", "type": "MANAGED", "state": "ENABLED", "status": "VALID", "statusReason": "ComputeEnvironment Healthy", "computeResources": { "type": "EC2", "minvCpus": 0, "maxvCpus": 128, "desiredvCpus": 48, "instanceTypes": ["p3"], "subnets": ["subnet-220c0e0a", "subnet-1a95556d", "subnet-978f6dce"], "securityGroupIds": ["sg-cf5093b2"], "ec2KeyPair": "id_rsa", "instanceRole": "ecsInstanceRole", "tags": { "Name": "Batch Instance - P3OnDemand", "Department": "Management" } }, "serviceRole": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/AWSBatchServiceRole" }] }

See Also

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