Queries the specifications of an instance type, such as CPU and memory.

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

If an error message "instanceType is not found" is returned, the specifications of the instance type are discarded. If you need to use the specifications, contact the ApsaraDB for 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 No hbase.n2.4xlarge

The name of the instance type. Valid values:

  • hbaseMasterInstanceType
  • hbaseCoreInstanceType
  • sparkInstanceType

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

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example Description
InstanceTypeSpecList Array of InstanceTypeSpec

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-B2E2-7E56C7AA****

The ID of the request.


Sample requests

&<Common request parameters>

Sample success responses

XML format


JSON format

  "RequestId": "DD23BBB4-64C2-42A4-B2E2-7E56C7AA****",
  "InstanceTypeSpecList": {
    "InstanceTypeSpec": [
        "CpuSize": 16,
        "MemSize": 64,
        "InstanceType": "hbase.n2.4xlarge"

Error codes

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