Shows information about the cloud's services.
Note: The euserv-describe-services command replaces the following deprecated commands:
  • euca_conf --list-* (except --list-nodes)
  • euca-describe-arbitrators
  • euca-describe-autoscaling
  • euca-describe-cloudformation
  • euca-describe-clouds
  • euca-describe-cloudwatch
  • euca-describe-clusters
  • euca-describe-components
  • euca-describe-compute
  • euca-describe-euare
  • euca-describe-loadbalancing
  • euca-describe-nodes
  • euca-describe-object-storage-gateways
  • euca-describe-services
  • euca-describe-storage-controllers
  • euca-describe-tokens
  • euca-describe-walrusbackends


euserv-describe-services [-a]

       [--group-by-type | --group-by-zone | --group-by-host | --expert]
         [--show-headers]   [--show-empty-fields]   [-U   URL]  [--region
         USER@REGION]  [-I  KEY_ID]  [-S  KEY]  [--security-token  TOKEN]
         [--filter  NAME=VALUE]  [--debug]  [--debugger] [--version] [-h]

Positional Arguments

Argument Description
SVCINSTANCE Limit results to specific instances of services.


Option Description Required
-a, --all Show all services regardless of type. No
--group-by-type Collate services by service type (default). No
--group-by-zone Collate services by availability zone. No
--group-by-host Collate services by host. No
--expert Show advanced information, including service accounts. No
--show-headers Show column headers. No
--filter name=value Restrict results to those that meet criteria. Allowed filter names:
  • availability-zone. The service's availability zone.
  • host. The machine running the service.
  • internal. Whether the service is used only internally (true or false).
  • public. Whether the service is public (true or false).
  • service-group. Whether the service is a member of a specific service group.
  • service-group-member. Whether the service is a member of any service group (true or false).
  • service-type. The type of service.
  • state. The service's state.

Common Options

Option Description
--show-empty-fields Show empty fields as "(nil)".
--region user@region Region and/or user name to search when looking up config file data. Only valid for EC2 endpoints.
-U,--url url URL of the cloud service to connect to. For administrative commands, this should be <ip_address>:8773/services/Empyrean.
-I,--access-key-id key_id User's access key ID.
-S,--secret-key secret_key User's secret key.
--security-token token User's security token.
--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.
-h,--help Display the manual page for the command.
--version Display the version of this tool.


Eucalyptus returns information about the services you specified.


Verify that you are looking at the cloud controllers view of the service state by explicitly running against that host:

euserv-describe-services --filter service-type=storage -U http://localhost:8773/services/Empyrean
SERVICE  storage  one  one-sc-1  enabled