Describes available VPCs.


euca-describe-vpcs [--show-empty-fields] [-U URL]
	[--region USER@REGION] [-I KEY_ID] [-S KEY]
	[--security-token TOKEN] [--filter NAME=VALUE]
	[--debug] [--debugger] [--version] [-h]
	[VPC [VPC ...]]


Option Description Required
VPC_ID [VPC_ID ...] Limit results to one or more supplied VPC IDs. No
-F, --filter name=value Filter for limiting the results. See the table in the Available Filters section for a list of filters. Use quotation marks if the value has a space ("name=value example"). On a Windows system, use quotation marks even without a space in the value ("name=value"). No

Available Filters

You can add filters to your request so that the response includes information for only certain VPCs. For example, you can use a filter to return only the VPC that has a specific ID. Some tips for using filters with this command:

The following are the available filters for euca-describe-vpcs:

Filter Description
cidr CIDR address block
dhcp-options-id DHCP option set ID
isDefault The VPC is a default VPC
state The state of the VPC
tag-key key of a tag assigned to the VPC
tag-value value of a tag assigned to the VPC
tag:KEY specific tag key/value combination
vpc-id the ID of the VPC

Common Options

Option Description
--show-empty-fields Show empty fields using (nil) as a placeholder to indicate that this data was not requested. Empty fields are not shown by default.
--region value Specify region value as the cloud region to use. You can set this by using the environment variable AWS_DEFAULT_REGION.
-U,--url value Overrides the URL for the service call with the value entered. You can set this by using the environment variable AWS_AUTOSCALING_URL.
-I, --access-key-id value User's access key ID
-S, --secret-key value User's AWS secret Key to use.
--debug Prints what the command sends to the server and what it receives from the server. Use when you're trying to debug Euca2ools.
--debugger Enable interactive debugger on error.
--version Display the version of this tool.
-h,--help Display the manual page for the command.


The following example describes all VPCs for an account.


This command will return output similar to the following:

VPC	vpc-2a0af901	available	dopt-68a46350	default