Sebastien Taggart

Building a Better Web

How to use the AWS CLI to list IP Addresses and other Instance Information

A common request from security officers (ISSO's), managers, or other stakeholders is a high-level summary of instances in their hosting infrastructure.  Sometimes this is best delivered as a visualization, but often it's necessary to export the raw data.  The AWS CLI has a tool to do this: describe-instances.

The basic usage is well documented, it goes like this: