DescribeImages

Last updated: 2019-12-05 20:34:59

1. API Description

Domain name for API request: cvm.tencentcloudapi.com.

This API is used to view the list of images.

  • You specify the image ID or set filters to query the details of certain images.
  • You can specify Offset and Limit to select a certain part of the results. By default, the information on the first 20 matching results is returned.

A maximum of 40 requests can be initiated per second for this API.

Note: This API supports Finance regions. If the common parameter Region is a Finance region, a domain name with the Finance region needs to be specified, for example: cvm.ap-shanghai-fsi.tencentcloudapi.com

2. Input Parameters

The following request parameter list only provides API request parameters and some common parameters.

Parameter Name Required Type Description
Action Yes String Common parameter. The value used for this API: DescribeImages
Version Yes String Common parameter. The value used for this API: 2017-03-12
Region Yes String Common parameter.
ImageIds.N No Array of String List of image IDs, such as img-gvbnzy6f. For the format of array-type parameters, see API Introduction. You can obtain the image IDs in two ways:
  • Call DescribeImages and look for ImageId in the response.
  • View the image IDs in the Image Console.
  • Filters.N No Array of Filter Filters. Each request can have up to 10 Filters and 5 Filters.Values. You cannot specify ImageIds and Filters at the same time. Specific filters:
  • image-id - String - Optional - Filter results by image ID
  • image-type - String - Optional - Filter results by image type. Valid values:
    PRIVATE_IMAGE: private image created by the current account
    PUBLIC_IMAGE: public image created by Tencent Cloud
    SHARED_IMAGE: image shared with the current account by another account.
  • Offset No Integer Offset; default value: 0. For more information on Offset, see API Introduction.
    Limit No Integer Number of results returned; default value: 20; maximum: 100. For more information on Limit, see API Introduction.
    InstanceType No String Instance type, e.g. S1.SMALL1

    3. Output Parameters

    Parameter Name Type Description
    ImageSet Array of Image Information on an image, including its state and attributes.
    TotalCount Integer Number of images meeting the filtering conditions.
    RequestId String The unique request ID, which is returned for each request. RequestId is required for locating a problem.

    4. Example

    Example1 Querying an image by its image ID

    This example shows you how to query the information on an image by the image ID.

    Input Example

    GET https://cvm.tencentcloudapi.com/?Action=DescribeImages
    &Filters.0.Name=image-id
    &Filters.0.Values.0=img-pmqg1cw7
    &<Common request parameters>

    Output Example

    {
      "Response": {
        "ImageSet": [
          {
            "ImageId": "img-pmqg1cw7",
            "ImageOsName": "centos6.6x86_32",
            "ImageType": "PUBLIC_IMAGE",
            "ImageCreateTime": "1970-01-01T00:00:00+00:00",
            "ImageStatus": "NORMAL",
            "ImageName": "CentOS 6.6 32-bit",
            "ImageDescription": "CentOS 6.6 32-bit",
            "Creator": "PUBLIC"
          }
        ],
        "TotalCount": 1,
        "RequestId": "5920380e-277a-420a-a221-0caac3eb7159"
      }
    }

    Example2 Querying images by image type

    This example shows you how to query all private images under an account.

    Input Example

    GET https://cvm.tencentcloudapi.com/?Action=DescribeImages
    &Filters.0.Name=image-type
    &Filters.0.Values.0=PRIVATE_IMAGE
    &<Common request parameters>

    Output Example

    {
      "Response": {
        "ImageSet": [
          {
            "ImageId": "img-pmqg1cw7",
            "ImageOsName": "centos6.6x86_32",
            "ImageType": "PUBLIC_IMAGE",
            "ImageCreateTime": "1970-01-01T00:00:00+00:00",
            "ImageStatus": "NORMAL",
            "ImageName": "CentOS 6.6 32-bit",
            "ImageDescription": "CentOS 6.6 32-bit",
            "Creator": "PUBLIC"
          }
        ],
        "TotalCount": 1,
        "RequestId": "5920380e-277a-420a-a221-0caac3eb7159"
      }
    }

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    6. Error Code

    The following only lists the error codes related to the API business logic. For other error codes, see Common Error Codes.

    Error Code Description
    InvalidFilter Invalid filter.
    InvalidImageId.Malformed Invalid image ID format.
    InvalidInstanceType.Malformed The specified InstanceType parameter has an invalid format.
    InvalidParameter.InvalidParameterCoexistImageIdsFilters ImageIds and Filters cannot be specified at the same time.
    InvalidParameterValue.InvalidParameterValueLimit Invalid parameter value.