You can call this operation to query available Alibaba Cloud regions.


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Request parameters

Parameter Type Required Example Description
Action String Yes DescribeRegions

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

InstanceChargeType String No PrePaid

The billing method of the instance. For more information, see Pricing overview. Valid values:

  • PrePaid: subscription. If this parameter is set to PrePaid, ensure that your payment account has sufficient balance or credit. Otherwise, the InvalidPayMethod error code will be returned.
  • PostPaid: pay-as-you-go.

Default value: PostPaid.

ResourceType String No instance

The type of the resource. Valid values:

  • instance
  • disk
  • reservedinstance
  • scu

Default value: instance.

AcceptLanguage String No zh-CN

The natural language that is used to filter responses. For more information, see RFC 7231. Valid values:

  • zh-CN: Chinese
  • en-US: English
  • ja: Japanese

Default value: zh-CN.

Response parameters

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

The ID of the request.

Regions Array

An array consisting of region data.

RegionId String cn-qingdao-et2-bo1

The ID of the region.

LocalName String China (Qingdao)

The name of the region.

RegionEndpoint String

The endpoint of the region.

Status String available

Indicates whether the cluster was out of sale. Valid values:

  • available
  • soldOut


Sample requests
&<Common request parameters>

Sample success responses

XML format

                  <LocalName>China (Qingdao)</LocalName>

JSON format

    "RequestId": "38EC7366-F5A9-46B1-BDB1-0FDC2E296397",
    "Regions": {
        "Region": [
                "RegionId": "cn-qingdao-et2-b01",
                "RegionEndpoint": "",
                "LocalName": "China (Qingdao)"
                "RegionId": "cn-qingdao-nebula",
                "RegionEndpoint": "",
                "LocalName": "cn-qingdao-nebula"

Error codes

HTTP status code Error code Error message Description
403 Unauthorized.EmptyRegion The specified account has no access authority to any region. The error message returned because you have no access to any regions. Apply for permissions and try again.
404 InvalidAcceptLanguage.NotFound Only Chinese (zh-CN), English (en-US), and Japanese (ja) are allowed. The error message returned because the selected language is not supported. Only Chinese, English, and Japanese are supported.

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