Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances can run on dedicated hosts or shared hosts. ECS instances can be migrated between a dedicated host and a shared host, or between two dedicated hosts. This topic describes how to view the host where an ECS instance resides.


  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Instances & Images > Instances.
  3. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  4. On the Instances page, click the display-config icon.
  5. In the Column Filters dialog box, select Dedicated Host and click OK.
  6. In the Dedicated Host column, view the host on which the ECS instance resides.
    • If the ID and name of a dedicated host are displayed, the ECS instance is running on the dedicated host.
    • If - is displayed, the ECS instance is running on a shared host.