Update Cloud Service


The Update Cloud Service operation updates the label or description of a cloud service.


The Update Cloud Service request may be specified as follows. Replace <subscription-id> with your subscription ID, and <cloudservice-name> with the name of the cloud service.


Request URI



URI Parameters


Request Headers

The following table describes the request headers.

Request Header



Required. Set this header to application/xml.


Required. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. This header should be set to 2010-10-28 or higher.

Request Body

The format of the request body is as follows:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<UpdateHostedService xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windowsazure">

The following table describes the elements of the request body.

Element Name



Optional if Description is specified. Specifies the base-64-encoded identifier for the cloud service. The identifier can be up to 100 characters long. It is recommended that the label be unique within the subscription. The label can be used for your tracking purposes.


Optional if Label is specified. Specifies the description of the cloud service. The description can be up to 1024 characters long.


Optional. Specifies the name of an extended cloud service property. You must provide a name and value for each property. A maximum of 50 extended properties is allowed. The name can be up to 64 characters long. Only alphanumeric characters and underscores are valid in the name, and it must start with a letter.

The Name element is only available using version 2012-03-01 or higher.


Optional. Specifies the value of an extended cloud service property. Each extended property must have both a defined name and value. The value can be up to 255 characters long. You can delete an existing property by setting the value to NULL.

The Value element is only available using version 2012-03-01 or higher.


Optional. Specifies the DNS address to which the IP address of the cloud service resolves when queried using a reverse DNS query.

The ReverseDnsFqdn element is only available using version 2014-06-01 or higher.


The response includes an HTTP status code, a set of response headers, and a response body.

Status Code

A successful operation returns status code 200 (OK).

Response Headers

The response for this operation includes the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers.

Response Header



A value that uniquely identifies a request made against the Management service.

Response Body