Obtains the command output of an instance. The returned command output is encoded in Base64.

Description

ECS is a virtualized cloud-based service that cannot be connected to any display devices. However, the command output for the last start, restart, or shutdown of the instance is cached. You can call GetInstanceConsoleOutput to obtain this information.

For phased-out instance types, you cannot obtain the command output.

You cannot obtain the command output of Windows-based instances.

Debugging

You can use API Explorer to perform debugging. API Explorer allows you to perform various operations to simplify API usage. For example, you can retrieve APIs, call APIs, and dynamically generate SDK example code.

Request parameters

Name Type Required Example Description
InstanceId String Yes i-myInstance

The ID of the instance.

RegionId String Yes cn-shenzhen-finance-1

The ID of the region where the instance is located. You can call DescribeRegions to view the latest regions of Alibaba Cloud.

Action String No GetInstanceConsoleOutput

The operation that you want to perform. Set the value to GetInstanceConsoleOutput.

Response parameters

Name Type Example Description
ConsoleOutput String 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

The command output of the instance, in Base64 encoding.

InstanceId String i-myInstance

The ID of the instance.

LastUpdateTime String 2018-03-22 10:04:57

The time the instance was last started, restarted, or shut down. The time format follows the ISO 8601 standard and uses UTC time. The format is yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ssZ.

RequestId String 473469C7-AA6F-4DC5-B3DB-A3DC0DE3C83E

The ID of the request.

Examples

Sample requests

http://ecs-cn-hangzhou.aliyuncs.com/?Action=GetInstanceConsoleOutput
&InstanceId=i-myInstance
&RegionId=cn-shenzhen-finance-1 
&<Common request parameters>

Successful response examples

XML format

<GetInstanceConsoleOutputResponse>
  <RequestId>22A1933F-AD02-4560-A6A7-53CF2231D942</RequestId>
  <InstanceId>i-j5e42sbbthlokka11ech</InstanceId>
  <LastUpdateTime>2018-03-22 10:04:57</LastUpdateTime>
  <ConsoleOutput>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</ConsoleOutput> 
</GetInstanceConsoleOutputResponse>

JSON format

{
	"ConsoleOutput":"V2VsY29tZSB0byBDZW50T1MgCgpDaGVja2luZyBmaWxlc3lzdGVtcwpDaGVja2luZyBhbGwgZmlsZSBzeXN0ZW1zLgpbL3NiaW4vZnNjay5leHQ0ICgxKSAtLSAvXSBmc2NrLmV4dDQgLWEgL2Rldi92ZGExIAovZGV2L3ZkYTE6IGNsZWFuLCAzMjAxNi8yNjIxNDQwIGZpbGVzLCA0NDc5NzQvMTA0ODU1MDQgYmxvY2tzCgpFbnRlcmluZyBub24taW50ZXJhY3RpdmUgc3RhcnR1cApDYWxsaW5nIHRoZSBzeXN0ZW0gYWN0aXZpdHkgZGF0YSBjb2xsZWN0b3IgKHNhZGMpLi4uIAoKQnJpbmdpbmcgdXAgaW50ZXJmYWNlIGV0aDA6ICAKRGV0ZXJtaW5pbmcgSVAgaW5mb3JtYXRpb24gZm9yIGV0aDAuLi4gZG9uZS4KCmFsaXl1bi1zZXJ2aWNlIHN0YXJ0L3J1bm5pbmcsIHByb2Nlc3MgMTczMwpmaW5pc2hlZAoKQ2VudE9TIHJlbGVhc2UgNi44IChGaW5hbCkKS2VybmVsIDIuNi4zMi02OTYuMy4yLmVsNi5pNjg2IG9uIGFuIGk2ODYKCmlaMnplZDk2ZTQ2MmF5cjBxemw2czhaIGxvZ2luOg==",
	"InstanceId":"i-j5e42sbbthlokka11ech",
	"RequestId":"22A1933F-AD02-4560-A6A7-53CF2231D942",
	"LastUpdateTime":"2018-03-22 10:04:57"
}

Error codes

HTTP status code Error code Error message Description
400 MissingParameter %s The error message returned when a required parameter is not specified.
404 InvalidParameter %s The error message returned when the parameter format is invalid.
405 IncorrectInstanceStatus %s The error message returned when the specified resource is in a state that does not support the current operation.

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