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This topic describes how to delete a Kubernetes cluster deployed by Pivotal Container Service (PKS). Running the
pks delete-cluster command automatically deletes all cluster objects.
If you are using PKS with NSX-T, see vSphere with NSX-T Cluster Objects for a list of vSphere and NSX-T objects that will be deleted as part of the cluster deletion process.
Follow the steps below to delete a cluster using the PKS CLI.
On the command line, run the following command to log in:
pks login -a PKS-API -u USERNAME -kWhere:
PKS-APIis the domain name for the PKS API that you entered in Ops Manager >Pivotal Container Service >PKS API >API Hostname (FQDN). For example,
USERNAMEis your user name.
See Logging in to PKS for more information about the
pks delete-cluster CLUSTER-NAMEto delete a cluster. Replace
CLUSTER-NAMEwith the unique name for your cluster. For example:
$ pks delete-cluster my-cluster
Confirm cluster deletion by entering
y, or cancel cluster deletion by entering
Are you sure you want to delete cluster my-cluster? (y/n)
Follow the steps below to verify cluster deletion using the PKS CLI.
To verify cluster deletion, run
pks cluster CLUSTER-NAME. Replace
CLUSTER-NAMEwith the unique name for your cluster.
$ pks cluster my-cluster Name: my-cluster Plan Name: small UUID: 106aabc7-5ecb-4c54-a800-a32eef57a593 Last Action: DELETE Last Action State: in progress Last Action Description: Instance deletion in progress Kubernetes Master Host: my-cluster.pks.local Kubernetes Master Port: 8443 Worker Nodes: 3 Kubernetes Master IP(s): 10.196.219.88 Network Profile Name:While PKS is deleting the cluster, the value for
Last Action Descriptionis
Instance deletion in progress.
Continue running the
pks cluster CLUSTER-NAMEcommand to track cluster deletion. The cluster is deleted when the CLI returns
Error: Cluster CLUSTER-NAME not found.
pks clusters. The cluster you deleted should not appear in the list of PKS clusters.
Note: If the cluster is not deleted, see Cluster Deletion Fails in Troubleshooting PKS.
If you do not want the PKS CLI to prompt you to confirm cluster deletion, use the
$ pks delete-cluster my-cluster --non-interactive
Note: If you use the
--non-interactive flag to delete multiple clusters, delete each cluster one by one. Do not create a script that deletes multiple clusters using the
--non-interactive flag. If you do, the BOSH Director may hang and become unusable until you log in to BOSH and cancel each deletion task.
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