‘aws support describe-trusted-advisor-checks’ is us-east-1 only?

Just found this out –  you have to hard code ‘–region us-east-1` when run aws support trusted advisor relevant commands. I guess this is caused by the same reason that I explained in my previous blog IAM dependency.

Here is my conclusion: whenever AWS says the service is global which does not require a region selection, it generally means the service is most likely hosted in the Northern Virginia (us-east-1 region).

$ aws support describe-trusted-advisor-checks --language en 

You must specify a region. You can also configure your region by running "aws configure".

$ aws --region ap-southeast-2 support describe-trusted-advisor-checks --language en

Could not connect to the endpoint URL: "https://support.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/"

$ aws --region us-east-1 support describe-trusted-advisor-checks --language en

    "checks": [
            "category": "cost_optimizing", 
            "description": "Checks the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances that were running at any time during the last 14 days and alerts you if the daily CPU utilization ...

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