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Deletes a specified layer. You must first stop and then delete all associated instances or unassign registered instances. For more information, see How to Delete a Layer .

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.


--layer-id <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--layer-id (string)

The layer ID.

--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 a layer

The following example deletes a specified layer, which is identified by its layer ID. You can obtain a layer ID by going to the layer's details page on the AWS OpsWorks console or by running the describe-layers command.

Note: Before deleting a layer, you must use delete-instance to delete all of the layer's instances.

aws opsworks delete-layer --region us-east-1 --layer-id a919454e-b816-4598-b29a-5796afb498ed

Output: None.

More Information

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