You can call this operation to query the instance specifications such as CPU and memory.


The complete mappings between instance types and specifications are subject to the list returned by this operation.

If the error “instanceType is not found” is returned, the instance type is phased out. If you have strong demand for this instance type, contact Alibaba Cloud HBase management team.


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Request parameters

Parameter Type Required Example Description
Action String Yes DescribeInstanceType

The operation that you want to perform. Set the value to DescribeInstanceType.

InstanceType String Yes hbase.n2.4xlarge

The name of the instance type.

Valid values: hbaseMasterInstanceType, hbaseCoreInstanceType, and sparkInstanceType.

If this parameter is not specified, the list of all instance types is returned.

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example Description
InstanceTypeSpecList Array

The list of instance types.


The list of instance types.

CpuSize Long 8

The number of CPU cores.

InstanceType String hbase.n2.4xlarge

The name of the instance type.

MemSize Long 16

The memory size. Unit: GB.

RequestId String DD23BBB4-64C2-42A4-B2E2-7E56C7AA815A

The ID of the request.


Sample requests

http(s)://[Endpoint]/? Action=DescribeInstanceType
&<Common request parameters>

Sample success responses

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Error codes

For a list of error codes, visit the API Error Center.