This topic describes how to delete a scaling group. If you no longer need a scaling group, you can delete it.

Background information

If you delete a scaling group, its scaling configuration and scaling rules are also deleted. If any Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance is in the Running state in the scaling group, Auto Scaling stops the ECS instance first. Then, Auto Scaling removes all manually added ECS instances and releases all automatically added ECS instances.


  1. Log on to the Auto Scaling console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Scaling Groups.
  3. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  4. Find the target scaling group and choose More > Delete in the Actions column.
  5. Click OK.


On the Scaling Groups page, the scaling group enters the Deleting state. After the scaling group is deleted, it disappears from the scaling group list.