You can directly release pay-as-you-go clusters or expired subscription clusters. If you want to release a subscription cluster that does not expire, you must request a refund before you release the cluster. This topic describes how to release a pay-as-you-go cluster.

Precautions

After a cluster is released, the data stored in the cluster cannot be restored, and the pipelines configured for the cluster are deleted. Proceed with caution when you release clusters.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Elasticsearch console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select the region where the desired cluster resides.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Logstash Clusters.
  4. On the Logstash Clusters page, find the cluster that you want to release and choose More > Release in the Actions column.
    Release a cluster
    Notice You are not allowed to release a cluster that is being updated. If you want to release such a cluster, stop the update first or wait until the update is complete.
  5. In the dialog box that appears, select Immediately Delete or leave it unselected, and click OK.
    Release dialog box
    • Leave Immediately Delete unselected.
      In this case, the cluster is released 24 hours later. During this period, you can still find the cluster on the Logstash Clusters page and perform the following operations on the cluster:
      • Choose More > Recover in the Actions column to recover the cluster. After you confirm this operation, the cluster is recovered. Then, the system continues to charge you for the cluster.
      • Choose More > Delete in the Actions column to immediately delete the cluster. After you confirm this operation, the cluster is released, and the data stored in the cluster is deleted. In addition, the system removes the cluster from the Elasticsearch Clusters page.
    • Select Immediately Delete.

      In this case, all the data stored in the cluster is deleted, and the system removes the cluster from the Elasticsearch Clusters page.

References

API operation for deleting a Logstash cluster: DeleteLogstash