This topic describes how to delete a scaling configuration that you no longer need to maintain a sufficient quota.


Before you delete a scaling configuration, make sure that the following conditions are met:

  • The scaling configuration is in the Inactive state.
  • The scaling group does not contain ECS instances that are created based on the scaling configuration.


  1. Log on to the Auto Scaling console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  3. Find a scaling group and go to the details page of the scaling group. You can use one of the following methods to go to the details page:
    • Click the ID of the scaling group in the Scaling Group Name/ID column.
    • Click Details in the Actions column of the scaling group.
  4. In the upper part of the page, click the Instance Configuration Sources tab.
  5. Click the Scaling Configurations tab.
  6. Find the scaling configuration that you want to delete and click Delete in the Actions column.
  7. In the message that appears, click OK.