Shutdown Roles


Updated: July 10, 2015

The Shutdown Roles operation shuts down multiple Virtual Machines.

The Shutdown Roles request may be specified as follows. Replace <subscription-id> with the subscription ID, <cloudservice-name> with the name of the cloud service, and <deployment-name> with the name of the deployment.


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 2013-06-01 or higher.

The format of the request body is as follows:

<ShutdownRolesOperation 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 ShutdownRolesOperation.


Required. Contains a list of names of Virtual Machines to shut down.


Required. Specifies the name of a Virtual Machine to shut down.


Required. Specifies how the Virtual Machine should be shut down.

Possible values are:

  • Stopped – shuts down the Virtual Machine but retains the compute resources. You will continue to be billed for the resources that the stopped machine uses.

  • StoppedDeallocated – shuts down the Virtual Machine and releases the compute resources. You are not billed for the compute resources that this Virtual Machine uses. If a static Virtual Network IP address is assigned to the Virtual Machine, it is reserved.

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.