Delete connections - AWS Direct Connect

Delete connections

You can delete a connection as long as there are no virtual interfaces attached to it. Deleting your connection stops all port hour charges for this connection, but you may still incur cross-connect or network circuit charges (see below). AWS Direct Connectdata transfer charges are associated with virtual interfaces. For more information about how to delete a virtual interface, see Delete virtual interfaces.

Before deleting a connection, download the LOA for the connection containing the cross-account information so you have the relevant information about the circuits being disconnected. For the steps to download the connection LOA, see Download the LOA-CFA.

When you delete a connection, AWS will instruct the colocation provider to disconnect your network device from the Direct Connect router by removing the fiber-optic cross-connect cable from the applicable AWS patch panel. However, your colocation or circuit provider may still charge you cross-connect or network circuit charges because the cross-connect cable may still be connected to your network device. These charges for the cross-connect are independent of Direct Connect, and must be cancelled with the colocation or circuit provider using information from the LOA.

If the connection is part of a link aggregation group (LAG), you cannot delete the connection if doing so causes the LAG to fall below its setting for the minimum number of operational connections.

To delete a connection
  1. Open the AWS Direct Connect console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Connections.

  3. Select the connections and choose Delete.

  4. In the Delete confirmation dialog box, choose Delete.

Command line
To delete a connection using the command line or API