Deleting an Auto Scaling group capacity provider using the classic console - Amazon Elastic Container Service

Deleting an Auto Scaling group capacity provider using the classic console

The classic Amazon ECS console is reaching the end of life and will no longer be available after December 4, 2023. We recommend that you switch immediately to the new Amazon ECS console for a better experience. You can review and follow the new Amazon ECS console roadmap on GitHub.

If you are finished using an Auto Scaling group capacity provider, you can delete it. Once deleted, the Auto Scaling group capacity provider will transition to the INACTIVE state. Capacity providers with an INACTIVE status may remain discoverable in your account for a period of time. However, this behavior is subject to change in the future, so you should not rely on INACTIVE capacity providers persisting.

Prior to an Auto Scaling group capacity provider being deleted, the capacity provider must be removed from the capacity provider strategy from all services. The UpdateService API or the update service workflow in the AWS Management Console can be used to remove a capacity provider from a service's capacity provider strategy. The force new deployment option can be used to ensure that any tasks using the Amazon EC2 instance capacity provided by the capacity provider are transitioned to use the capacity from the remaining capacity providers.

There are other prerequisites that must be performed to delete a capacity provider but they are specific to the tool used and are mentioned in the following steps.

Use the following steps to delete an Auto Scaling group capacity provider.

To delete an Auto Scaling group capacity provider (classic AWS Management Console)

The classic Amazon ECS console is reaching the end of life and will no longer be available after December 4, 2023. We recommend that you switch immediately to the new Amazon ECS console for a better experience. You can review and follow the new Amazon ECS console roadmap on GitHub.

When deleting a capacity provider using the classic AWS Management Console, the console goes through two steps. The capacity provider is first disassociated from the cluster completely and then it is deleted. In rare cases, the capacity provider may be successfully disassociated from the cluster but is unable to be deleted. In those cases, you must use either the Amazon ECS API or the AWS CLI to view the status of the capacity provider and delete it.

Note

Only capacity providers that are currently associated with a cluster are visible in the AWS Management Console. To delete a capacity provider that is not associated with a cluster, you must use the Amazon ECS API, SDK, or AWS CLI.

  1. Open the Amazon ECS classic console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ecs/.

  2. From the navigation bar, select the Region your cluster exists in.

  3. In the navigation pane, choose Clusters.

  4. On the Clusters page, select your cluster.

  5. On the Cluster : name page, choose the Capacity Providers tab.

  6. Select the capacity provider you want to delete and then choose Delete.