Checking which Amazon Web Services Regions have Resource Explorer turned on - Amazon Resource Explorer
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Checking which Amazon Web Services Regions have Resource Explorer turned on

You can find out which Amazon Web Services Regions have Amazon Resource Explorer turned on by checking which Regions contain an index for Resource Explorer. To view which Regions have an index, use the procedures on this page.

Important

Users can search for resources in only those Regions that have Resource Explorer turned on. You can also create an aggregator index in one Region to support searching for resources in all of your Regions. Resource Explorer replicates resource information to the Region with the aggregator index from all other Regions that contain a Resource Explorer index. Users can't use Resource Explorer to discover resources in Regions that don't have an index.

Checking the Resource Explorer status in a Region

You can check which Regions have indexes for Resource Explorer by using the Amazon Web Services Management Console, by using commands in the Amazon Command Line Interface (Amazon CLI), or by using API operations in an Amazon SDK.

Amazon Web Services Management Console

To check which Regions have indexes for Resource Explorer

  1. Open the Settings page in the Resource Explorer console.

  2. The list in the Indexes section includes only those Regions that contain a Resource Explorer index. The value in the Type column indicates whether the index is a Local index for its Region, or the Aggregator index for the Amazon Web Services account.

  3. To see which Regions don't contain a Resource Explorer, choose Create indexes. The Regions that don't contain indexes are those with boxes that you can check.

Amazon CLI

To check which Regions have indexes for Resource Explorer

Run the following command to see which Amazon Web Services Regions have indexes for Resource Explorer.

$ aws resource-explorer-2 list-indexes { "Indexes": [ { "Arn": "arn:aws:resource-explorer-2:us-east-1:123456789012:index/1a2b3c4d-5d6e-7f8a-9b0c-abcd11111111", "Region": "cn-north-1", "Type": "AGGREGATOR" }, { "Arn": "arn:aws:resource-explorer-2:us-west-2:123456789012:index/1a2b3c4d-5d6e-7f8a-9b0c-abcd22222222", "Region":"us-west-2", "Type":"LOCAL" } ] }