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API Reference (API Version 2011-01-01)

DeleteAutoScalingGroup

Deletes the specified Auto Scaling group.

If the group has instances or scaling activities in progress, you must specify the option to force the deletion in order for it to succeed.

If the group has policies, deleting the group deletes the policies, the underlying alarm actions, and any alarm that no longer has an associated action.

To remove instances from the Auto Scaling group before deleting it, call DetachInstances with the list of instances and the option to decrement the desired capacity so that Auto Scaling does not launch replacement instances.

To terminate all instances before deleting the Auto Scaling group, call UpdateAutoScalingGroup and set the minimum size and desired capacity of the Auto Scaling group to zero.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

AutoScalingGroupName

The name of the group to delete.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1600.

Pattern: [\u0020-\uD7FF\uE000-\uFFFD\uD800\uDC00-\uDBFF\uDFFF\r\n\t]*

Required: Yes

ForceDelete

Specifies that the group will be deleted along with all instances associated with the group, without waiting for all instances to be terminated. This parameter also deletes any lifecycle actions associated with the group.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

ResourceContention

You already have a pending update to an Auto Scaling resource (for example, a group, instance, or load balancer).

HTTP Status Code: 500

ResourceInUse

The operation can't be performed because the resource is in use.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ScalingActivityInProgress

The operation can't be performed because there are scaling activities in progress.

HTTP Status Code: 400

Example

Sample Request

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https://autoscaling.amazonaws.com/?Action=DeleteAutoScalingGroup &AutoScalingGroupName=my-asg &ForceDelete=true &Version=2011-01-01 &AUTHPARAMS

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: