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[ aws . opsworks ]



Deletes a specified instance, which terminates the associated Amazon EC2 instance. You must stop an instance before you can delete it.

For more information, see Deleting Instances .

Required Permissions : To use this action, an IAM user must have a Manage permissions level for the stack, or an attached policy that explicitly grants permissions. For more information on user permissions, see Managing User Permissions .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--instance-id <value>
[--delete-elastic-ip | --no-delete-elastic-ip]
[--delete-volumes | --no-delete-volumes]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--instance-id (string)

The instance ID.

--delete-elastic-ip | --no-delete-elastic-ip (boolean)

Whether to delete the instance Elastic IP address.

--delete-volumes | --no-delete-volumes (boolean)

Whether to delete the instance's Amazon EBS volumes.

--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.


To delete an instance

The following example deletes a specified instance, which is identified by its instance ID. It also deletes any attached Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volumes or Elastic IP addresses. You can obtain an instance ID by going to the instance's details page on the AWS OpsWorks console or by running the describe-instances command.

If the instance is online, you must first stop the instance by calling stop-instance, and then wait until the instance has stopped. You can use describe-instances to check the instance status.

aws opsworks delete-instance --region us-east-1 --instance-id 3a21cfac-4a1f-4ce2-a921-b2cfba6f7771

To retain the instance's Amazon EBS volumes or Elastic IP addresses, use the --no-delete-volumes or --no-delete-elastic-ip arguments, respectively.

Output: None.

More Information

For more information, see Deleting AWS OpsWorks Instances in the AWS OpsWorks User Guide.