You can only release pay-as-you-go clusters or subscription clusters that have expired. If a subscription cluster has not expired, you must claim a refund before you can release the cluster. This topic describes how to release a pay-as-you-go cluster.
- Log on to the Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch console.
- In the top navigation bar, select the region where your Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch cluster resides.
- On the Clusters page, find the target cluster, click More in the Actions column, and select Release.
- In the message that appears, click OK.