UpdateRuntimeConfiguration - Amazon GameLift
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Updates the current runtime configuration for the specified fleet, which tells Amazon GameLift how to launch server processes on all instances in the fleet. You can update a fleet's runtime configuration at any time after the fleet is created; it does not need to be in ACTIVE status.

To update runtime configuration, specify the fleet ID and provide a RuntimeConfiguration with an updated set of server process configurations.

If successful, the fleet's runtime configuration settings are updated. Each instance in the fleet regularly checks for and retrieves updated runtime configurations. Instances immediately begin complying with the new configuration by launching new server processes or not replacing existing processes when they shut down. Updating a fleet's runtime configuration never affects existing server processes.

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Setting up Amazon GameLift fleets

Request Syntax

{ "FleetId": "string", "RuntimeConfiguration": { "GameSessionActivationTimeoutSeconds": number, "MaxConcurrentGameSessionActivations": number, "ServerProcesses": [ { "ConcurrentExecutions": number, "LaunchPath": "string", "Parameters": "string" } ] } }

Request Parameters

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

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


In the following list, the required parameters are described first.


A unique identifier for the fleet to update runtime configuration for. You can use either the fleet ID or ARN value.

Type: String

Pattern: ^fleet-\S+|^arn:.*:fleet\/fleet-\S+

Required: Yes


Instructions for launching server processes on each instance in the fleet. Server processes run either a custom game build executable or a Realtime Servers script. The runtime configuration lists the types of server processes to run on an instance, how to launch them, and the number of processes to run concurrently.

Type: RuntimeConfiguration object

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "RuntimeConfiguration": { "GameSessionActivationTimeoutSeconds": number, "MaxConcurrentGameSessionActivations": number, "ServerProcesses": [ { "ConcurrentExecutions": number, "LaunchPath": "string", "Parameters": "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 runtime configuration currently in use by all instances in the fleet. If the update was successful, all property changes are shown.

Type: RuntimeConfiguration object


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


The service encountered an unrecoverable internal failure while processing the request. Clients can retry such requests immediately or after a waiting period.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The requested operation would cause a conflict with the current state of a resource associated with the request and/or the fleet. Resolve the conflict before retrying.

HTTP Status Code: 400


One or more parameter values in the request are invalid. Correct the invalid parameter values before retrying.

HTTP Status Code: 400


THe requested resources was not found. The resource was either not created yet or deleted.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The client failed authentication. Clients should not retry such requests.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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