Method: instances.suspend

This method suspends a running instance, saving its state to persistent storage, and allows you to resume the instance at a later time. Suspended instances incur reduced per-minute, virtual machine usage charges while they are suspended. Any resources the virtual machine is using, such as persistent disks and static IP addresses, will continue to be charged until they are deleted. For more information, see Suspending and resuming an instance.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



Project ID for this request.



The name of the zone for this request.



Name of the instance resource to suspend.

Query parameters



An optional request ID to identify requests. Specify a unique request ID so that if you must retry your request, the server will know to ignore the request if it has already been completed.

For example, consider a situation where you make an initial request and the request times out. If you make the request again with the same request ID, the server can check if original operation with the same request ID was received, and if so, will ignore the second request. This prevents clients from accidentally creating duplicate commitments.

The request ID must be a valid UUID with the exception that zero UUID is not supported (00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000).



If true, discard the contents of any attached localSSD partitions. Default value is false (== preserve localSSD data).

Request body

The request body must be empty.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains data with the following structure:

Represents an Operation resource.

Google Compute Engine has three Operation resources:

You can use an operation resource to manage asynchronous API requests. For more information, read Handling API respons