This topic describes how to manually release an immediate capacity reservation whose Expiration Method is Manual Release.

Background information

Capacity reservations are used only to reserve resources. When a capacity reservation is released, the instances created from the reserved resources are not affected and continue to run properly.


  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Instances & Images > Resource Assurance.
  3. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  4. In the upper part of the Resource Assurance page, click the Capacity Reservation tab.
  5. Find the capacity reservation that you want to release and click Release in the Actions column.
  6. Click OK.