You can get information about one or more customer gateways.

By default, this action describes all your customer gateways.

If you exceed the number of identical requests allowed for a configured time period, the RequestLimitExceeded error message is returned.

This procedure uses AWS CLI only. Information about these resources is also available from Cockpit. For more information, see VPN Connections User Interface.


  • To get information about one or more customer gateways, use the describe-customer-gateways command following this syntax:

    Request sample
    $ aws ec2 describe-customer-gateways \
        --profile YOUR_PROFILE \
    	[--filters NOT_SPECIFIED] \
        --endpoint https://fcu.eu-west-2.outscale.com

    This command contains the following attributes that you need to specify:

    • (optional) profile: The named profile you want to use, created when configuring AWS CLI. For more information, see Installing and Configuring AWS CLI.
    • (optional) customer-gateway-ids: The ID of one or more customer gateways you want to get information about.
    • (optional) filters: One or more filters, in the "Name=X,Values=Y" format.

      You can specify several values for a same filter using the "Name=X,Values=Y, Z" format.

      The following filters are available:

      • state: The state of the customer gateways (pending | available | deleting | deleted). For more information, see About Customer Gateways.
      • customer-gateway-id: The ID of the customer gateway. 
      • ip-address: The public IP address of the customer gateway. 
      • bgp-asn: An Autonomous System Number (ASN) used by the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to find the path to your customer gateway through the Internet. For more information, see About Customer Gateways.
      • type: The type of VPN connection the customer gateway supports (always ipsec.1).
      • tag-key: The key of a tag associated with the resource.

      • tag-value: The value of a tag associated with the resource.

      • tag:XXXX: The value of a tag associated with the resource, where XXXX is the key of the tag.

        To filter a tag whose key is XXXX and value is YYYY, you can therefore use either of the following two formats:

        • --filters Name=tag-key,Values=XXXX Name=tag-value,Values=YYYY

        • --filters Name=tag:XXXX,Values=YYYY

    • endpoint: The endpoint corresponding to the Region you want to send the request to.



    The describe-customer-gateways command returns the following elements:

    • CustomerGateway: Information about one or more customer gateways. This element contains the following information:  
      • Tags: One or more tags associated with the customer gateway. This element contains the following information: 

        • Key: The key of the tag. 
        • Value: The value of the tag. 
      • Type: The type of VPN connection the customer gateway supports (always ipsec.1).

      • State: The state of the customer gateway (pending | available | deleting | deleted). For more information, see About Customer Gateways
      • CustomerGatewayId: The ID of the customer gateway. 
      • BgpAsn: An Autonomous System Number (ASN) used by the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to find the path to your customer gateway through the Internet. For more information, see About Customer Gateways.
      • IpAddress: The public IP address of the customer gateway. 
    Result sample
     {
        "CustomerGateways": [
            {
                "Tags": [], 
                "Type": "ipsec.1", 
                "State": "available", 
                "CustomerGatewayId": "cgw-73a7fba3", 
                "BgpAsn": "65000", 
                "IpAddress": "198.18.7.207"
            }
        ]
    }


Corresponding API Method


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