AWS App Mesh
API Reference (API Version 2019-01-25)

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Deletes an existing virtual node.

You must delete any virtual services that list a virtual node as a service provider before you can delete the virtual node itself.

Request Syntax

DELETE /v20190125/meshes/meshName/virtualNodes/virtualNodeName HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request requires the following URI parameters.


The name of the service mesh to delete the virtual node in.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 255.


The name of the virtual node to delete.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 255.

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "virtualNode": { "meshName": "string", "metadata": { "arn": "string", "createdAt": number, "lastUpdatedAt": number, "uid": "string", "version": number }, "spec": { "backends": [ { "virtualService": { "virtualServiceName": "string" } } ], "listeners": [ { "healthCheck": { "healthyThreshold": number, "intervalMillis": number, "path": "string", "port": number, "protocol": "string", "timeoutMillis": number, "unhealthyThreshold": number }, "portMapping": { "port": number, "protocol": "string" } } ], "logging": { "accessLog": { "file": { "path": "string" } } }, "serviceDiscovery": { "awsCloudMap": { "attributes": [ { "key": "string", "value": "string" } ], "namespaceName": "string", "serviceName": "string" }, "dns": { "hostname": "string" } } }, "status": { "status": "string" }, "virtualNodeName": "string" } }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The virtual node that was deleted.

Type: VirtualNodeData object



The request syntax was malformed. Check your request syntax and try again.

HTTP Status Code: 400


You don't have permissions to perform this action.

HTTP Status Code: 403


The request processing has failed because of an unknown error, exception, or failure.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The specified resource doesn't exist. Check your request syntax and try again.

HTTP Status Code: 404


You can't delete the specified resource because it's in use or required by another resource.

HTTP Status Code: 409


The request has failed due to a temporary failure of the service.

HTTP Status Code: 503


The maximum request rate permitted by the App Mesh APIs has been exceeded for your account. For best results, use an increasing or variable sleep interval between requests.

HTTP Status Code: 429


In the following example or examples, the Authorization header contents ( AUTHPARAMS) must be replaced with an AWS Signature Version 4 signature. For more information about creating these signatures, see Signature Version 4 Signing Process in the AWS General Reference.

You need to learn how to sign HTTP requests only if you intend to manually create them. When you use the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) or one of the AWS SDKs to make requests to AWS, these tools automatically sign the requests for you with the access key that you specify when you configure the tools. When you use these tools, you don't need to learn how to sign requests yourself.


This example deletes a virtual node named colorgateway-vn in the ecs-mesh service mesh.

Sample Request

DELETE /v20190125/meshes/ecs-mesh/virtualNodes/colorgateway-vn HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity User-Agent: aws-cli/1.16.56 Python/3.7.0 Darwin/17.7.0 botocore/1.12.46 X-Amz-Date: 20190227T231337Z Authorization: AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-requestid: 84875cd2-d36c-445a-b1a7-6a26ec798e62 content-type: application/json content-length: 688 date: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 23:13:37 GMT x-envoy-upstream-service-time: 25 server: envoy Connection: keep-alive { "meshName": "ecs-mesh", "metadata": { "arn": "arn:aws:appmesh:us-east-1:012345678910:mesh/ecs-mesh/virtualNode/colorgateway-vn", "createdAt": 1.551307227168E9, "lastUpdatedAt": 1.551309217745E9, "uid": "4cd6303b-491e-4c2b-9108-1a4690ec9f36", "version": 2 }, "spec": { "backends": [{ "virtualService": { "virtualServiceName": "tcpecho.default.svc.cluster.local" } }, { "virtualService": { "virtualServiceName": "colorteller.default.svc.cluster.local" } }], "listeners": [{ "healthCheck": null, "portMapping": { "port": 9080, "protocol": "http" } }], "logging": null, "serviceDiscovery": { "dns": { "hostname": "colorgateway.default.svc.cluster.local" } } }, "status": { "status": "DELETED" }, "virtualNodeName": "colorgateway-vn" }

See Also

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