Updated: July 10, 2015
The Shutdown Role operation shuts down the specified Virtual Machine.
The Shutdown Role request may be specified as follows. Replace <subscription-id> with the subscription ID, <cloudservice-name> with the name of the cloud service, <deployment-name> with the name of the deployment, and <role-name> with the name of the Virtual Machine.
The following table describes the request headers.
Required. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. This header should be set to 2012-03-01 or higher.
The format of the request body is as follows:
<ShutdownRoleOperation xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windowsazure" xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <OperationType>ShutdownRoleOperation</OperationType> <PostShutdownAction>shutdown-action</PostShutdownAction> </ShutdownRoleOperation>
The following table describes the elements of the request body.
Required. Specifies the operation to be performed.
The value must be set to ShutdownRoleOperation.
Optional. Specifies how the Virtual Machine should be shut down.
Possible values are:
If this element is not specified, the default action is Stopped.
The response includes an HTTP status code and a set of response headers.
A successful operation returns status code 202 (Accepted).
The response for this operation includes the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers.
A value that uniquely identifies a request made against the management service.