You cannot modify image templates. If an exception occurs on a created image template, you can delete the template and create a new one. You can also delete the image templates that are no longer needed. This topic describes how to delete an image template in the Elastic Compute Service (ECS) console.


Make sure that all image building tasks that are based on the image template are in the Success, Failed, or Canceled state. If an image building task that is based on the image template is in the Building state, you cannot delete the template. For more information about how to view the status of an image building task, see View an image template.

Background information

After an image template is deleted, the status of custom images created from the image template are not affected.


  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Deployment & Elasticity > Auto Provisioning.
  3. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  4. On the Image Builder Management page, find the image template that you want to delete. Then, click Delete in the Actions column.