DirectoryService / Client / describe_domain_controllers



Provides information about any domain controllers in your directory.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.describe_domain_controllers(
  • DirectoryId (string) –


    Identifier of the directory for which to retrieve the domain controller information.

  • DomainControllerIds (list) –

    A list of identifiers for the domain controllers whose information will be provided.

    • (string) –

  • NextToken (string) – The DescribeDomainControllers.NextToken value from a previous call to DescribeDomainControllers. Pass null if this is the first call.

  • Limit (integer) – The maximum number of items to return.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'DomainControllers': [
            'DirectoryId': 'string',
            'DomainControllerId': 'string',
            'DnsIpAddr': 'string',
            'VpcId': 'string',
            'SubnetId': 'string',
            'AvailabilityZone': 'string',
            'Status': 'Creating'|'Active'|'Impaired'|'Restoring'|'Deleting'|'Deleted'|'Failed',
            'StatusReason': 'string',
            'LaunchTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
            'StatusLastUpdatedDateTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1)
    'NextToken': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • DomainControllers (list) –

      List of the DomainController objects that were retrieved.

      • (dict) –

        Contains information about the domain controllers for a specified directory.

        • DirectoryId (string) –

          Identifier of the directory where the domain controller resides.

        • DomainControllerId (string) –

          Identifies a specific domain controller in the directory.

        • DnsIpAddr (string) –

          The IP address of the domain controller.

        • VpcId (string) –

          The identifier of the VPC that contains the domain controller.

        • SubnetId (string) –

          Identifier of the subnet in the VPC that contains the domain controller.

        • AvailabilityZone (string) –

          The Availability Zone where the domain controller is located.

        • Status (string) –

          The status of the domain controller.

        • StatusReason (string) –

          A description of the domain controller state.

        • LaunchTime (datetime) –

          Specifies when the domain controller was created.

        • StatusLastUpdatedDateTime (datetime) –

          The date and time that the status was last updated.

    • NextToken (string) –

      If not null, more results are available. Pass this value for the NextToken parameter in a subsequent call to DescribeDomainControllers retrieve the next set of items.


  • DirectoryService.Client.exceptions.EntityDoesNotExistException

  • DirectoryService.Client.exceptions.InvalidNextTokenException

  • DirectoryService.Client.exceptions.InvalidParameterException

  • DirectoryService.Client.exceptions.ClientException

  • DirectoryService.Client.exceptions.ServiceException

  • DirectoryService.Client.exceptions.UnsupportedOperationException