DataSync / Client / describe_agent



Returns information about an DataSync agent, such as its name, service endpoint type, and status.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.describe_agent(

AgentArn (string) –


Specifies the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the DataSync agent that you want information about.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'AgentArn': 'string',
    'Name': 'string',
    'Status': 'ONLINE'|'OFFLINE',
    'LastConnectionTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
    'CreationTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
    'EndpointType': 'PUBLIC'|'PRIVATE_LINK'|'FIPS',
    'PrivateLinkConfig': {
        'VpcEndpointId': 'string',
        'PrivateLinkEndpoint': 'string',
        'SubnetArns': [
        'SecurityGroupArns': [
    'Platform': {
        'Version': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –


    • AgentArn (string) –

      The ARN of the agent.

    • Name (string) –

      The name of the agent.

    • Status (string) –

      The status of the agent.

      • If the status is ONLINE, the agent is configured properly and ready to use.

      • If the status is OFFLINE, the agent has been out of contact with DataSync for five minutes or longer. This can happen for a few reasons. For more information, see What do I do if my agent is offline?

    • LastConnectionTime (datetime) –

      The last time that the agent was communicating with the DataSync service.

    • CreationTime (datetime) –

      The time that the agent was activated.

    • EndpointType (string) –

      The type of service endpoint that your agent is connected to.

    • PrivateLinkConfig (dict) –

      The network configuration that the agent uses when connecting to a VPC service endpoint.

      • VpcEndpointId (string) –

        Specifies the ID of the VPC endpoint that your agent connects to.

      • PrivateLinkEndpoint (string) –

        Specifies the VPC endpoint provided by Amazon Web Services PrivateLink that your agent connects to.

      • SubnetArns (list) –

        Specifies the ARN of the subnet where your VPC endpoint is located. You can only specify one ARN.

        • (string) –

      • SecurityGroupArns (list) –

        Specifies the Amazon Resource Names (ARN) of the security group that provides DataSync access to your VPC endpoint. You can only specify one ARN.

        • (string) –

    • Platform (dict) –

      The platform-related details about the agent, such as the version number.

      • Version (string) –

        The version of the DataSync agent.


        Beginning December 7, 2023, we will discontinue version 1 DataSync agents. Check the DataSync console to see if you have affected agents. If you do, replace those agents before then to avoid data transfer or storage discovery disruptions. If you need more help, contact Amazon Web Services Support.


  • DataSync.Client.exceptions.InvalidRequestException

  • DataSync.Client.exceptions.InternalException