[ aws . opsworks ]



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 .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--instance-id <value>
[--delete-elastic-ip | --no-delete-elastic-ip]
[--delete-volumes | --no-delete-volumes]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--instance-id (string)

The instance ID.

--delete-elastic-ip | --no-delete-elastic-ip (boolean)

Whether to delete the instance Elastic IP address.

--delete-volumes | --no-delete-volumes (boolean)

Whether to delete the instance’s Amazon EBS volumes.

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those 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. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--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. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean) Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To delete an instance

The following delete-instance example deletes a specified instance, which is identified by its instance ID. You can find an instance ID by opening the instance’s details page in the AWS OpsWorks console, or by running the describe-instances command.

If the instance is online, you must first stop the instance by calling stop-instance, and then you must wait until the instance has stopped. Run describe-instances to check the instance status.

To remove the instance’s Amazon EBS volumes or Elastic IP addresses, add the --delete-volumes or --delete-elastic-ip arguments, respectively.:

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

This command produces no output.

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