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Shutting Down Instances

Last updated: 2017-12-11 16:53:10

1. API Description

This API (StopInstances) is used to shut down one or more instances.

Domain name for API request:

  • This operation is only allowed for the instances with a status of RUNNING.
  • When the API is called, the instance will go into the STOPPING status. When the instance is shut down, it will go into the STOPPED status.
  • Forced shutdown is supported. Just like powering off a physical PC, forced restart may cause data loss or the corruption of file system. Be sure to perform forced restart only when the server cannot be shut down normally.
  • Batch operations are supported. The maximum number of instances for each request for batch operations is 100. Before instances are started in batches, an Error Code is returned for those that do not allow batch operations.

2. Input Parameters

The following request parameter list only provides API request parameters. For other parameters, please see Common Request Parameters.

Parameter Type Required Description
Version String Yes API version No., used to identify the API version you are requesting. For the first version of this API, input "2017-03-12".
InstanceIds.N array of Strings Yes ID(s) of one or more instances to be operated. This can be obtained from InstanceId in the returned values of API DescribeInstances. The maximum number of instances for each request for batch operation is 100.
ForceStop Boolean No Whether to perform a forced shutdown on the instance in case of a failure of normal shutdown. Values:
  • TRUE: Perform a forced shutdown;
  • FALSE: Do not.

    Default: FALSE.
  • 3. Output Parameters

    Parameter Type Description
    RequestId String Unique request ID. RequestId is returned for each request. In case of a failed call to the API, RequestId needs to be provided when you contact the developer at backend.

    4. Error Codes

    The following error codes only include the business logic error codes for this API. For additional error codes, please see Common Error Codes.

    Error code Description
    MissingParameter Missing parameter. A required parameter is missing in the request.
    InvalidInstanceId.NotFound Invalid instance ID. The specified instance ID does not exist.
    InvalidInstanceId.Malformed Invalid instance ID. The specified instance ID is in an incorrect format. For example, ins-1122 indicates an ID length error.
    InvalidParameterValue Invalid parameter value. Parameter value is in an incorrect format or is not supported.
    InvalidParameterValue.LimitExceeded The number of parameter values exceeds the limit.
    InvalidInstance.NotSupported This operation is not supported for the instance.
    InternalServerError Internal operation error.

    5. Example

    &<Common request parameters>


        "Response": {
            "RequestId": "6EF60BEC-0242-43AF-BB20-270359FB54A7"