Use the delete-instance command to delete a server instance. The delete-instance command can be run both locally and remotely. The user authenticates using the password identified for the administration server. Additionally, the instance must already exist within the domain served by the administration server. Use this command with discretion since it is destructive and cannot be undone.
The Node Agent need not be running (or even installed or created) to delete a server instance. However, if the Node Agent is running, the command will delete the instance. If the Node Agent is not running, it will delete the instance the next time it is started. If a standalone instance is deleted, that is, the instance's configuration name is server—name-config and no other clusters or unclustered instances refer to this configuration, then its standalone configuration will be automatically deleted as well.
Indicates that any output data must be very concise, typically avoiding human-friendly sentences and favoring well-formatted data for consumption by a script. Default is false.
Setting to true will echo the command line statement on the standard output. Default is false.
If set to true (default), only the required password options are prompted.
The machine name where the domain administration server is running. The default value is localhost.
The HTTP/S port for administration. This is the port to which you should point your browser in order to manage the domain. For example, http://localhost:4848.
The default port number for Platform Edition is 4848. The default port number for Enterprise Edition is 4849.
If set to true, uses SSL/TLS to communicate with the domain administration server.
The authorized domain administration server administrative username.
If you have authenticated to a domain using the asadmin login command, then you need not specify the --user option on subsequent operations to this particular domain.
The ––passwordfile option specifies the name of a file containing the password entries in a specific format. The entry for the password must have the AS_ADMIN_ prefix followed by the password name in uppercase letters.
For example, to specify the domain administration server password, use an entry with the following format: AS_ADMIN_PASSWORD=password, where password is the actual administrator password. Other passwords that can be specified include AS_ADMIN_MAPPEDPASSWORD, AS_ADMIN_USERPASSWORD, and AS_ADMIN_ALIASPASSWORD.
All remote commands must specify the admin password to authenticate to the domain administration server, either through ––passwordfile or asadmin login, or interactively on the command prompt. The asadmin login command can be used only to specify the admin password. For other passwords, that must be specified for remote commands, use the ––passwordfile or enter them at the command prompt.
If you have authenticated to a domain using the asadmin login command, then you need not specify the admin password through the ––passwordfile option on subsequent operations to this particular domain. However, this is applicable only to AS_ADMIN_PASSWORD option. You will still need to provide the other passwords, for example, AS_ADMIN_USERPASSWORD, as and when required by individual commands, such as update-file-user.
For security reasons, passwords specified as an environment variable will not be read by asadmin.
Displays the help text for the command.
asadmin> delete-instance --user admin1 --passwordfile passwords.txt instance1 Command delete-instance executed successfully
Where: instance1 is deleted on the local machine.
asadmin> delete-instance --user admin --passwordfile passwords.txt --host pigeon --port 4849 instance2 Deleted Instance server1 successfully
Where: instance2 is deleted on the remote machine.