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[ aws . opsworks ]



Stops a specified instance. When you stop a standard instance, the data disappears and must be reinstalled when you restart the instance. You can stop an Amazon EBS-backed instance without losing data. For more information, see Starting, Stopping, and Rebooting 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>
[--force | --no-force]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--instance-id (string)

The instance ID.

--force | --no-force (boolean)

Specifies whether to force an instance to stop. If the instance's root device type is ebs , or EBS-backed, adding the Force parameter to the StopInstances API call disassociates the AWS OpsWorks Stacks instance from EC2, and forces deletion of only the OpsWorks Stacks instance. You must also delete the formerly-associated instance in EC2 after troubleshooting and replacing the AWS OpsWorks Stacks instance with a new one.

--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 stop an instance

The following example stops a specified instance, which is identified by its instance ID. 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.

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

You can restart a stopped instance by calling start-instance or by deleting the instance by calling delete-instance.

Output: None.

More Information

For more information, see Stopping an Instance in the AWS OpsWorks User Guide.