Deleting an Instance Pool

You can permanently delete instance pools that you no longer need.


When you delete an instance pool, the resources that were created by the pool are permanently deleted, including associated instances, attached boot volumes, and block volumes.

If an autoscaling configuration applies to the instance pool, the autoscaling configuration will be deleted asynchronously after the pool is deleted. You can also manually delete the autoscaling configuration.

Required IAM Policy

To use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, you must be given the required type of access in a policy  written by an administrator, whether you're using the Console or the REST API with an SDK, CLI, or other tool. If you try to perform an action and get a message that you don’t have permission or are unauthorized, confirm with your administrator the type of access you've been granted and which compartment  you should work in.

For administrators: For a typical policy that gives access to instance pools and instance configurations, see Let users manage Compute instance configurations, instance pools, and cluster networks.

Using the Console

  1. Open the navigation menu. Under Core Infrastructure, go to Compute and click Instance Pools.
  2. Click the instance pool that you're interested in.
  3. Click More Actions, and then click Terminate.
  4. Enter the name of the instance pool and click Terminate.

    To track the progress of the operation, you can monitor the associated work request. For more information, see Using the Console to View Work Requests.

Using the API

For information about using the API and signing requests, see REST APIs and Security Credentials. For information about SDKs, see Software Development Kits and Command Line Interface.

Use the TerminateInstancePool operation to delete an instance pool.