Last updated: 2020-06-15 09:58:05

    1. API Description

    Domain name for API request:

    This API is used to shut down instances.

    • You can only perform this operation on instances whose status is RUNNING.
    • The instance status will become STOPPING when the API is called successfully and STOPPED when the instance is successfully shut down.
    • Forced shutdown is supported. A forced shutdown is similar to switching off the power of a physical computer. It may cause data loss or file system corruption. Be sure to only force shut down a CVM when it cannot be sht down normally.
    • Batch operations are supported. The maximum number of instances in each request is 100.

    A maximum of 10 requests can be initiated per second for this API.

    Note: This API supports Finance regions. If the common parameter Region is a Finance region, a domain name with the Finance region needs to be specified, for example:

    2. Input Parameters

    The following request parameter list only provides API request parameters and some common parameters. For the complete common parameter list, see Common Request Parameters.

    Parameter Name Required Type Description
    Action Yes String Common parameter. The value used for this API: StopInstances.
    Version Yes String Common parameter. The value used for this API: 2017-03-12.
    Region Yes String Common parameter. For more information, please see the list of regions supported by the product.
    InstanceIds.N Yes Array of String Instance ID(s). To obtain the instance IDs, you can call DescribeInstances and look for InstanceId in the response. The maximum number of instances in each request is 100.
    ForceStop No Boolean Whether to force shut down an instance after a normal shutdown fails. Valid values:
  • TRUE: force shut down an instance after a normal shutdown fails
  • FALSE: do not force shut down an instance after a normal shutdown fails

    Default value: FALSE.
  • StopType No String Instance shutdown mode. Valid values:
  • SOFT_FIRST: perform a soft shutdown first, and force shut down the instance if the soft shutdown fails
  • HARD: force shut down the instance directly
  • SOFT: soft shutdown only
    Default value: SOFT.
  • StoppedMode No String Billing method of a pay-as-you-go instance after shutdown.
    Valid values:
  • KEEP_CHARGING: billing continues after shutdown
  • STOP_CHARGING: billing stops after shutdown
    Default value: KEEP_CHARGING.
    This parameter is only valid for some pay-as-you-go instances using cloud disks. For more information, see No charges when shut down for pay-as-you-go instances.
  • 3. Output Parameters

    Parameter Name Type Description
    RequestId String The unique request ID, which is returned for each request. RequestId is required for locating a problem.

    4. Example

    Example1 Shutting down instances

    This example shows you how to shut down two instances.

    Input Example

    &<common request parameters>

    Output Example

      "Response": {
        "RequestId": "6ef60bec-0242-43af-bb20-270359fb54a7"

    5. Developer Resources

    API Explorer

    This tool allows online call, signature authentication, SDK code generation and quick search of APIs to greatly improve the efficiency of using TencentCloud APIs.


    TencentCloud API 3.0 integrates SDKs that support various programming languages to make it easier for you to call APIs.

    Command Line Interface

    6. Error Code

    The following only lists the error codes related to the API business logic. For other error codes, see Common Error Codes.

    Error Code Description
    InternalServerError Internal error.
    InvalidInstance.NotSupported This instance is not supported.
    InvalidInstanceId.Malformed Invalid instance ID. The specified instance ID has an invalid format. For example, ins-1122 has an invalid ID length.
    InvalidInstanceId.NotFound No instance found.
    InvalidParameterValue Invalid parameter value: parameter value is in the wrong format or is not supported.
    InvalidParameterValue.LimitExceeded The number of parameter values exceeds the limit.
    MissingParameter Missing parameter: a required parameter is missing.

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