euca-terminate-instances command lets you cancel running VM instances. When you terminate instances, you must specify the ID string of the instance(s) you wish to terminate. You can obtain the ID strings of your instances using the euca-describe-instances command.
Terminating an instance can cause the instance and all items associated with the instance (data, packages installed, etc.) to be lost. Be sure to save any important work or data to Walrus or EBS before terminating an instance.
euca-describe instances to obtain the ID of the instances you wish to terminate. Note that an instance ID strings begin with the prefix
i- followed by an 8-character string:
euca-describe-instances RESERVATION r-338206B5 alice default INSTANCE i-4DCF092C emi-EC1410C1 192.168.7.24 10.17.0.130 ↵ running mykey 0 m1.small 2010-03-15T21:57:45.134Z ↵ wind eki-822C1344 eri-BFA91429
euca-terminate-instances and the ID string(s) of the instance(s) you wish to terminate:
euca-terminate-instances i-4DCF092C INSTANCE i-3ED007C8