» Consul Agent Service Deregistration

Command: consul services deregister

The services deregister command deregisters a service with the local agent. Note that this command can only deregister services that were registered with the agent specified (defaults to the local agent) and is meant to be paired with services register.

This is just one method for service deregistration. If the service was registered with a configuration file, then deleting that file and reloading Consul is the correct method to deregister. See Service Definition for more information about registering services generally.

» Usage

Usage: consul services deregister [options] [FILE...]

This command can deregister either a single service using the -id flag documented below, or one or more services using service definition files in HCL or JSON format. This flexibility makes it easy to pair the command with the services register command since the argument syntax is the same.

» API Options

  • -ca-file=<value> - Path to a CA file to use for TLS when communicating with Consul. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_CACERT environment variable.

  • -ca-path=<value> - Path to a directory of CA certificates to use for TLS when communicating with Consul. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_CAPATH environment variable.

  • -client-cert=<value> - Path to a client cert file to use for TLS when verify_incoming is enabled. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_CLIENT_CERT environment variable.

  • -client-key=<value> - Path to a client key file to use for TLS when verify_incoming is enabled. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_CLIENT_KEY environment variable.

  • -http-addr=<addr> - Address of the Consul agent with the port. This can be an IP address or DNS address, but it must include the port. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_HTTP_ADDR environment variable. In Consul 0.8 and later, the default value is http://127.0.0.1:8500, and https can optionally be used instead. The scheme can also be set to HTTPS by setting the environment variable CONSUL_HTTP_SSL=true. This may be a unix domain socket using unix:///path/to/socket if the agent is configured to listen that way.

  • -tls-server-name=<value> - The server name to use as the SNI host when connecting via TLS. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_TLS_SERVER_NAME environment variable.

  • -token=<value> - ACL token to use in the request. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_HTTP_TOKEN environment variable. If unspecified, the query will default to the token of the Consul agent at the HTTP address.

» Service Deregistration Flags

The flags below should only be set if no arguments are given. If no arguments are given, the flags below can be used to deregister a single service.

  • -id - The ID of the service.

» Examples

To deregister by ID:

$ consul services deregister -id=web

To deregister from a configuration file:

$ cat web.json
{
  "Service": {
    "Name": "web"
  }
}

$ consul services deregister web.json