DocDB / Client / describe_global_clusters



Returns information about Amazon DocumentDB global clusters. This API supports pagination.


This action only applies to Amazon DocumentDB clusters.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.describe_global_clusters(
            'Name': 'string',
            'Values': [
  • GlobalClusterIdentifier (string) – The user-supplied cluster identifier. If this parameter is specified, information from only the specific cluster is returned. This parameter isn’t case-sensitive.

  • Filters (list) –

    A filter that specifies one or more global DB clusters to describe.

    Supported filters: db-cluster-id accepts cluster identifiers and cluster Amazon Resource Names (ARNs). The results list will only include information about the clusters identified by these ARNs.

    • (dict) –

      A named set of filter values, used to return a more specific list of results. You can use a filter to match a set of resources by specific criteria, such as IDs.

      Wildcards are not supported in filters.

      • Name (string) – [REQUIRED]

        The name of the filter. Filter names are case sensitive.

      • Values (list) – [REQUIRED]

        One or more filter values. Filter values are case sensitive.

        • (string) –

  • MaxRecords (integer) – The maximum number of records to include in the response. If more records exist than the specified MaxRecords value, a pagination token called a marker is included in the response so that you can retrieve the remaining results.

  • Marker (string) – An optional pagination token provided by a previous DescribeGlobalClusters request. If this parameter is specified, the response includes only records beyond the marker, up to the value specified by MaxRecords.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'Marker': 'string',
    'GlobalClusters': [
            'GlobalClusterIdentifier': 'string',
            'GlobalClusterResourceId': 'string',
            'GlobalClusterArn': 'string',
            'Status': 'string',
            'Engine': 'string',
            'EngineVersion': 'string',
            'DatabaseName': 'string',
            'StorageEncrypted': True|False,
            'DeletionProtection': True|False,
            'GlobalClusterMembers': [
                    'DBClusterArn': 'string',
                    'Readers': [
                    'IsWriter': True|False

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • Marker (string) –

    • GlobalClusters (list) –

      • (dict) –

        A data type representing an Amazon DocumentDB global cluster.

        • GlobalClusterIdentifier (string) –

          Contains a user-supplied global cluster identifier. This identifier is the unique key that identifies a global cluster.

        • GlobalClusterResourceId (string) –

          The Amazon Web Services Region-unique, immutable identifier for the global database cluster. This identifier is found in CloudTrail log entries whenever the KMS customer master key (CMK) for the cluster is accessed.

        • GlobalClusterArn (string) –

          The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the global cluster.

        • Status (string) –

          Specifies the current state of this global cluster.

        • Engine (string) –

          The Amazon DocumentDB database engine used by the global cluster.

        • EngineVersion (string) –

          Indicates the database engine version.

        • DatabaseName (string) –

          The default database name within the new global cluster.

        • StorageEncrypted (boolean) –

          The storage encryption setting for the global cluster.

        • DeletionProtection (boolean) –

          The deletion protection setting for the new global cluster.

        • GlobalClusterMembers (list) –

          The list of cluster IDs for secondary clusters within the global cluster. Currently limited to one item.

          • (dict) –

            A data structure with information about any primary and secondary clusters associated with an Amazon DocumentDB global clusters.

            • DBClusterArn (string) –

              The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for each Amazon DocumentDB cluster.

            • Readers (list) –

              The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for each read-only secondary cluster associated with the Aurora global cluster.

              • (string) –

            • IsWriter (boolean) –

              Specifies whether the Amazon DocumentDB cluster is the primary cluster (that is, has read-write capability) for the Amazon DocumentDB global cluster with which it is associated.