Step 5: Delete your cluster (avoid unnecessary charges) - Amazon ElastiCache

Step 5: Delete your cluster (avoid unnecessary charges)


It is almost always a good idea to delete clusters that you are not actively using. Until a cluster's status is deleted, you continue to incur charges for it.

Before you continue, be sure you have completed at least as far as Step 2: Create a cluster.

To delete a Memcached cluster
  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon ElastiCache console at

  2. To see a list of all your clusters running Memcached, in the navigation pane, choose Memcached.

  3. To select the cluster to delete, select the cluster's name from the list of clusters.


    You can only delete one cluster at a time from the ElastiCache console. Selecting multiple clusters disables the delete operation. To delete multiple clusters, repeat this process for each cluster.

  4. For Actions, choose Delete.

  5. In the Delete Cluster confirmation screen, choose Delete to delete the cluster, or Cancel to keep the cluster.

    If you choose Delete, the status of the cluster changes to deleting.

As soon as your cluster is no longer listed in the list of clusters, you stop incurring charges for it.

Now you have successfully launched, authorized access to, connected to, viewed, and deleted your first ElastiCache for Memcached cluster.