Deletes a custom image.


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Request parameters

Name Type Required Example Description
ImageId String Yes m-imageid1

The ID of the custom image. If the specified custom image does not exist, the request will be ignored.

RegionId String Yes cn-hangzhou

The ID of the region to which the custom image belongs. You can call DescribeRegions to view the latest regions of Alibaba Cloud.

Action String No DeleteImage

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

Force Boolean No false

Indicates whether to force delete the custom image. Valid values:

  • true: Force deletes the custom image, regardless of whether the image is currently being used by other instances.
  • false: Verifies that the image is not currently in use by any other instances before deleting the image.

Response parameters

Name Type Example Description
RequestId String 473469C7-AA6F-4DC5-B3DB-A3DC0DE3C83E

The ID of the request.


Sample requests
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Error codes

HTTP status code Error code Error message Description
403 ImageUsingByInstance The specified image has been used to create instances. The error message returned when the specified image is currently in use by other instances and cannot be deleted.
403 ImageIsCreating The specified image is being created. The error message returned when the specified image is being created.
403 ImageIsImporting The specified Image is importing. The error message returned when the specified image is being imported and cannot be deleted.

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