This topic describes how to delete a scaling group that is no longer needed.


Deletion protection is disabled for the scaling group. If deletion protection is enabled for the scaling group, disable deletion protection before you delete the scaling group. For more information, see Set the deletion protection status for a scaling group.

Background information

If you delete a scaling group, its scaling configurations and scaling rules are also deleted. If ECS instances in the Running state exist in the scaling group, Auto Scaling stops the ECS instances 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 scaling group and click Delete in the Actions column.
  5. In the message that appears, click OK.


The scaling group enters the Deleting state. After the scaling group is deleted, it is no longer displayed on the Scaling Groups page.