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[ aws . cloudwatch ]

delete-alarms

Description

Deletes the specified alarms. You can delete up to 100 alarms in one operation. However, this total can include no more than one composite alarm. For example, you could delete 99 metric alarms and one composite alarms with one operation, but you can't delete two composite alarms with one operation.

In the event of an error, no alarms are deleted.

Note

It is possible to create a loop or cycle of composite alarms, where composite alarm A depends on composite alarm B, and composite alarm B also depends on composite alarm A. In this scenario, you can't delete any composite alarm that is part of the cycle because there is always still a composite alarm that depends on that alarm that you want to delete.

To get out of such a situation, you must break the cycle by changing the rule of one of the composite alarms in the cycle to remove a dependency that creates the cycle. The simplest change to make to break a cycle is to change the AlarmRule of one of the alarms to False .

Additionally, the evaluation of composite alarms stops if CloudWatch detects a cycle in the evaluation path.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  delete-alarms
--alarm-names <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--alarm-names (list)

The alarms to be deleted.

(string)

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Examples

To delete an alarm

The following example uses the delete-alarms command to delete the Amazon CloudWatch alarm named "myalarm":

aws cloudwatch delete-alarms --alarm-names myalarm

Output:

This command returns to the prompt if successful.

Output

None