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Last updated: 2023-12-04 16:31:58

    1. API Description

    Domain name for API request: lighthouse.tencentcloudapi.com.

    This API is used to query the details of one or multiple instances.

    • You can query the details of an instance according to its ID, name, or private IP.
    • For more information on filters, please see Filters.
    • If no parameter is defined, the status of a certain number of instances under the current account will be returned. The number is specified by Limit and is 20 by default.
    • The latest operation (LatestOperation) and the latest operation status (LatestOperationState) of the instance can be queried.

    A maximum of 100 requests can be initiated per second for this API.

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    2. Input Parameters

    The following request parameter list only provides API request parameters and some common parameters. For the complete common parameter list, see Common Request Parameters.

    Parameter Name Required Type Description
    Action Yes String Common Params. The value used for this API: DescribeInstances.
    Version Yes String Common Params. The value used for this API: 2020-03-24.
    Region No String Common Params. This parameter is not required for this API.
    InstanceIds.N No Array of String Instance ID list. Each request can contain up to 100 instances at a time.
    Filters.N No Array of Filter Filter list.
  • instance-name
  • Filter by the instance name.
    Type: String
    Required: No
  • private-ip-address
  • Filter by the private IP of instance primary ENI.
    Type: String
    Required: No
  • public-ip-address
  • Filter by the public IP of instance primary ENI.
    Type: String
    Required: No
  • zone
  • Filter by the availability zone.
    Type: String
    Required: No
  • instance-state
  • Filter by the instance status.
    Type: String
    Required: No
  • tag-key
  • Filter by the tag key.
    Type: String
    Required: No
  • tag-value
  • Filter by the tag value.
    Type: String
    Required: No
  • tag:tag-key
  • Filter by tag key-value pair. The tag-key should be replaced with a specific tag key.
    Type: String
    Required: No
    Each request can contain up to 10 Filters and 100 Filter.Values. You cannot specify both InstanceIds and Filters at the same time.
    Offset No Integer Offset. Default value: 0. For more information on Offset, please see the relevant section in Overview.
    Limit No Integer Number of returned results. Default value: 20. Maximum value: 100. For more information on Limit, please see the relevant section in the API Overview.

    3. Output Parameters

    Parameter Name Type Description
    TotalCount Integer Number of eligible instances.
    InstanceSet Array of Instance List of instance details
    RequestId String The unique request ID, which is returned for each request. RequestId is required for locating a problem.

    4. Example

    Example1 Querying the list of instances

    This example shows you how to limit the number of returned results to at most one.

    Input Example

    &<Common request parameters>

    Output Example

        "Response": {
            "TotalCount": 1,
            "InstanceSet": [
                    "InstanceId": "lhins-ruy9d2tw",
                    "BundleId": "bundle_bw_small1_1",
                    "BlueprintId": "lhbp-5e8807lo",
                    "Zone": "ap-guangzhou-3",
                    "CPU": 1,
                    "Memory": 1,
                    "InstanceName": "lighthouse-test",
                    "OsName": "CentOS 7.6 64bit",
                    "Platform": "CENTOS",
                    "PlatformType": "LINUX_UNIX",
                    "InstanceChargeType": "PREPAID",
                    "SystemDisk": {
                        "DiskType": "CLOUD_PREMIUM",
                        "DiskSize": 50,
                        "DiskId": "lhdisk-gayq6kyd"
                    "PrivateAddresses": [
                    "PublicAddresses": [
                    "InternetAccessible": {
                        "InternetChargeType": "TRAFFIC_POSTPAID_BY_HOUR",
                        "InternetMaxBandwidthOut": 20,
                        "PublicIpAssigned": true
                    "RenewFlag": "NOTIFY_AND_MANUAL_RENEW",
                    "LoginSettings": {
                        "KeyIds": []
                    "Tags": [
                            "Key": "lighthouse",
                            "Value": "great"
                    "InstanceState": "RUNNING",
                    "InstanceRestrictState": "NORMAL",
                    "Uuid": "1322d32a-2641-45f3-a244-559405b32228",
                    "LatestOperation": "StartInstances",
                    "LatestOperationState": "SUCCESS",
                    "LatestOperationRequestId": "6b9a6dac-888a-4b4d-9739-0d0b66cbfa88",
                    "CreatedTime": "2020-04-28T03:46:09Z",
                    "ExpiredTime": "2020-05-28T03:46:09Z",
                    "IsolatedTime": null
            "RequestId": "c9aa9e9b-bb2b-4390-b8da-fc976ffc4608"

    5. Developer Resources


    TencentCloud API 3.0 integrates SDKs that support various programming languages to make it easier for you to call APIs.

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    6. Error Code

    The following only lists the error codes related to the API business logic. For other error codes, see Common Error Codes.

    Error Code Description
    FailedOperation Operation failed.
    FailedOperation.DescribeInstanceStatus An error occurred when querying the instance status.
    InternalError.DescribeInstanceStatus Failed to query the instance status. Please try again later.
    InternalError.InvalidCommandNotFound The command is not found.
    InvalidParameter.FilterValueLimitExceeded Invalid parameter: the number of Values in the Filter parameter exceeds the allowed maximum number.
    InvalidParameter.InvalidFilter Invalid parameter: the Filter parameter is invalid.
    InvalidParameter.InvalidFilterInvalidKey Invalid parameter: the value of Name in the Filter parameter is invalid.
    InvalidParameter.InvalidFilterInvalidNameNotStr Invalid parameter: the value of Name in the Filter parameter is not a string.
    InvalidParameter.InvalidFilterInvalidValuesNotList Invalid parameter: the Values in the Filter parameter is not a list.
    InvalidParameter.InvalidFilterNotDict Invalid parameter: the Filter parameter is not a dictionary.
    InvalidParameter.InvalidFilterNotSupportedName Invalid parameter: there are unsupported Name values in the Filter parameter.
    InvalidParameter.ParameterConflict Invalid parameter: the parameters conflict.
    InvalidParameterValue.Duplicated Invalid parameter value: duplicate values are not allowed.
    InvalidParameterValue.InstanceIdMalformed Invalid parameter value: the instance ID format is invalid.
    InvalidParameterValue.InstanceNameTooLong Invalid parameter value: the length of the instance name exceeds the upper limit.
    InvalidParameterValue.InvalidIpFormat Invalid parametric value: the IP address format is invalid.
    InvalidParameterValue.InvalidZone Invalid Zone value.
    InvalidParameterValue.LimitExceeded Invalid parametric value: the number of parameter values exceeds the upper limit.
    InvalidParameterValue.Negative Invalid parametric value: it cannot be negative.
    InvalidParameterValue.OutOfRange Invalid parametric value: it is not within the valid range.
    ResourceNotFound.InstanceIdNotFound The instance ID does not exist.
    UnauthorizedOperation.NoPermission No permission
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