AWS OpsWorks
API Reference (API Version 2013-02-18)


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.

Request Syntax

{ "DeleteElasticIp": boolean, "DeleteVolumes": boolean, "InstanceId": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


Whether to delete the instance Elastic IP address.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


Whether to delete the instance's Amazon EBS volumes.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


The instance ID.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

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


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


Indicates that a resource was not found.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Indicates that a request was not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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