Delete a pool - Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

Delete a pool

Follow the steps in this section to delete an IPAM pool.


You cannot delete an IP address pool if there are allocations in it. You must first release the allocations and Deprovision CIDRs from a pool before you can delete the pool.

AWS Management Console
To delete a pool
  1. Open the IPAM console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Pools.

  3. From the dropdown menu at the top of the content pane, choose the scope that you want to use. For more information about scopes, see How IPAM works.

  4. In the content pane, choose the pool whose CIDR you want to delete.

  5. Choose Actions > Delete pool.

  6. Enter delete and then choose Delete.

Command line

The commands in this section link to the AWS CLI Reference documentation. The documentation provides detailed descriptions of the options that you can use when you run the commands.

Use the following AWS CLI commands to delete a pool:

  1. View pools and get an IPAM pool ID: describe-ipam-pools

  2. Delete a pool: delete-ipam-pool

  3. View your pools: describe-ipam-pools

To create a new pool, see Create a top-level IPv4 pool.