Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
API Reference (API Version 2016-11-15)


Unlinks (detaches) a linked EC2-Classic instance from a VPC. After the instance has been unlinked, the VPC security groups are no longer associated with it. An instance is automatically unlinked from a VPC when it's stopped.

Request Parameters

The following parameters are for this specific action. For more information about required and optional parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Query Parameters.


Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


The ID of the instance to unlink from the VPC.

Type: String

Required: Yes


The ID of the VPC to which the instance is linked.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


The ID of the request.

Type: String


Returns true if the request succeeds; otherwise, it returns an error.

Type: Boolean


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Client Errors.



This example unlinks instance i-0598c7d356eba48d7 from VPC vpc-88888888.

Sample Request &VpcId=vpc-88888888 &InstanceId=i-0598c7d356eba48d7 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<DetachClassicLinkVpcResponse xmlns=""> <requestId>59dbff89-35bd-4eac-99ed-be587EXAMPLE</requestId> <return>true</return> </DetachClassicLinkVpcResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: