Reboot Role Instance


Updated: June 29, 2015

The Reboot Role Instance asynchronous operation requests a reboot of a role instance that is running in a deployment.

The Reboot Role Instance request may be specified as follows. Replace <subscription-id> with your subscription ID, <cloudservice-name> with the name of the cloud service, <deployment-slot> with staging or production, or <deployment-name> with the name of your deployment. Replace <role-instance-name> with the name of your role instance.


Request URI



URI Parameter



Required. Specifies that the instance of the role must be rebooted.

The following table describes the request headers.

Request Header



Required. Set this header to application/xml.


Required. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. The value of this header must be set to 2010-10-28 or higher.


Required. Must be set to 0.

The response includes an HTTP status code and a set of response headers.

A successful operation returns status code 200 (OK).

The response for this operation includes the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers.

Response Header



A value that uniquely identifies a request made against the management service. For an asynchronous operation, you can call Get Operation Status with the value of the header to determine whether the operation is complete, has failed, or is still in progress.

When you reboot a role instance, the instance is taken offline, the underlying operating system is restarted for that instance, and the instance is brought back online. Any data that is written to the local disk is persisted across reboots. Any data that is in-memory is lost.