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Delete Server

Delete a server based on the specified server ID.

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Prerequisite:  Example assumes you have previously authenticated, and your valid session cookie is in 'mycookie'.

Example Call

#!/bin/sh -e
curl -i -H X_API_VERSION:1.5 -b mycookie -X DELETE$SERVER

Sample Output


  • There is no XML/JSON content, just headers.
  • You cannot delete a running Server, or a "next" server.  (HTTP 422 and "ActionNotAllowed: The server has a current instance.")
HTTP/1.1 204 No Content
Server: nginx/1.0.15
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:25:00 GMT
Connection: keep-alive
Status: 204 No Content
X-Runtime: 1390
X-Request-Uuid: 6c1eb0c8c21b4835ad425d1bb6fb2b59
Set-Cookie: _session_id=92ede080c999a3e5734035f582d11b0e; path=/; Secure; HttpOnly
Cache-Control: no-cache


Example Call

require 'rubygems'
require 'pp'                          # Require pretty print Ruby gem
require 'right_api_client'            # RightScale API client gem

user = ''         # Set user email address for using the Dashboard
acct = '1234'                         # Set the account ID
pass = 'SomePassword'                 # Set the password for the user.  Create client object so you can use the API.
@client = => user, :password => pass, :account_id => acct)
# Setup and authenticate above. Set and use additional variables below, display output, etc.
server_id = '626129001'
pp @client.servers(:id => server_id).destroy

Sample Output


If the "destroy" method was not prefaced with "pp" (pretty print), then no output is returned, the action (delete/destroy) is executed with no output.

Note:  Similar to the http/curl example, you cannot delete a running or "next" server.  In the above right_api_client call you will receive a message similar to:

/usr/lib64/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/right_api_client-1.5.9/lib/right_api_client/client.rb:215:in `do_delete': Error: HTTP Code: 422, Response body: ActionNotAllowed: The server has a current instance. (RightApi::Exceptions::ApiException)


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