Restart role


Updated: July 10, 2015

The Restart role operation restarts the specified Virtual Machine.

The Restart 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.


Request URI


The following table describes the request headers.

Request Header



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:

<RestartRoleOperation xmlns="" xmlns:i="">

The following table describes the elements of the request body.

Element name



Required. Specifies the operation to be performed.

The value must be set to RestartRoleOperation.

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.

Response Header



A value that uniquely identifies a request made against the management service.