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Last updated: 2024-01-04 16:11:05

    1. API Description

    Domain name for API request: cvm.tencentcloudapi.com.

    This API is used to return instances.

    • Use this API to return instances that are no longer required.
    • Pay-as-you-go instances can be returned directly through this API.
    • When this API is called for the first time, the instance will be moved to the recycle bin. When this API is called for the second time, the instance will be terminated and cannot be recovered.
    • Batch operations are supported. The allowed maximum number of instances in each request is 100.

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

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    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 Params. The value used for this API: TerminateInstances.
    Version Yes String Common Params. The value used for this API: 2017-03-12.
    Region No String Common Params. This parameter is not required for this API.
    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.
    ReleasePrepaidDataDisks No Boolean Release the monthly subscribed data disks attached to the instance

    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 Terminating an instance with the specific ID

    This example shows you how to terminate an instance by specifying the ID.

    Input Example

    POST / HTTP/1.1
    Host: cvm.tencentcloudapi.com
    Content-Type: application/json
    X-TC-Action: TerminateInstances
    <Common request parameters>
        "InstanceIds": [

    Output Example

        "Response": {
            "RequestId": "9a2f76a2-3b5b-4760-a90b-eff0c611b360"

    5. Developer Resources


    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
    FailedOperation.InvalidInstanceApplicationRoleEmr The EMR instance ins-xxxxxxxx does not support this operation.
    FailedOperation.Unreturnable The instance is unreturnable.
    InternalError.TradeUnknownError Internal error.
    InternalServerError Internal error.
    InvalidAccount.UnpaidOrder The account has unpaid orders.
    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.
    InvalidInstanceNotSupportedPrepaidInstance This instance does not meet the Return Policy for prepaid instances.
    InvalidParameterValue Incorrect parameter value.
    InvalidParameterValue.InstanceIdMalformed Invalid instance ID. Please enter a valid ID, such as ins-xxxxxxxx (“x” represents a lower-case letter or a number).
    InvalidParameterValue.InvalidAppIdFormat Invalid AppID
    InvalidParameterValue.LimitExceeded The number of parameter values exceeds the limit.
    InvalidParameterValue.NotSupported Unsupported operation.
    LimitExceeded.UserReturnQuota Failed to return instances because of the quota limit.
    MissingParameter Missing parameter.
    MutexOperation.TaskRunning An identical job is running.
    OperationDenied.InstanceOperationInProgress The instance has an operation in progress. Please try again later.
    UnauthorizedOperation.InvalidToken Check if the token is valid.
    UnauthorizedOperation.MFAExpired Unauthorized operation. Make sure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is valid.
    UnauthorizedOperation.MFANotFound Unauthorized operation. Make sure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) exists.
    UnsupportedOperation Unsupported operation.
    UnsupportedOperation.InstanceChargeType This instance billing mode does not support the operation.
    UnsupportedOperation.InstanceMixedPricingModel A mixed payment mode is not supported.
    UnsupportedOperation.InstanceStateBanning This CVM is blocked. Please submit a ticket.
    UnsupportedOperation.InstanceStateEnterRescueMode Instances are entering the rescue mode, and this operation is not supported.
    UnsupportedOperation.InstanceStateEnterServiceLiveMigrate The instance ins-xxxxxx in the ENTER_SERVICE_LIVE_MIGRATE status is not supported.
    UnsupportedOperation.InstanceStateExitRescueMode Instances are exiting from the rescue mode, and this operation is not supported.
    UnsupportedOperation.InstanceStateExitServiceLiveMigrate The instance ins-xxxxxx in the EXIT_SERVICE_LIVE_MIGRATE status is not supported.
    UnsupportedOperation.InstanceStateFreezing The operation is not supported for the frozen instances.
    UnsupportedOperation.InstanceStateIsolating Unable to isolate: the instance is isolated
    UnsupportedOperation.InstanceStateLaunchFailed The instance is failed to create, so the operation is not supported.
    UnsupportedOperation.InstanceStatePending The instances are being created, and this operation is not supported.
    UnsupportedOperation.InstanceStateRebooting The instances are being restarted, and this operation is not supported.
    UnsupportedOperation.InstanceStateStarting The instance is starting up, and this operation is not supported.
    UnsupportedOperation.InstanceStateStopping The instance is being shut down, and this operation is not supported.
    UnsupportedOperation.InstanceStateTerminated Terminated instances are not supported.
    UnsupportedOperation.InstanceStateTerminating The instance is being terminated, and the operation is not supported.
    UnsupportedOperation.InstancesProtected The instance is under termination protection and cannot be terminated. Disable the termination protection and try again.
    UnsupportedOperation.RedHatInstanceTerminateUnsupported An instance with an enterprise operating system installed cannot be returned.
    UnsupportedOperation.RedHatInstanceUnsupported The operating system of the instance is RedHat, so this operation is not supported.
    UnsupportedOperation.Region The region is unsupported.
    UnsupportedOperation.SpecialInstanceType This special instance type does not support the operation.
    UnsupportedOperation.UserLimitOperationExceedQuota The quota of user limit operations is insufficient.
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