DeleteNodegroup - Amazon EKS
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Deletes a managed node group.

Request Syntax

DELETE /clusters/name/node-groups/nodegroupName HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The name of your cluster.

Required: Yes


The name of the node group to delete.

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "nodegroup": { "amiType": "string", "capacityType": "string", "clusterName": "string", "createdAt": number, "diskSize": number, "health": { "issues": [ { "code": "string", "message": "string", "resourceIds": [ "string" ] } ] }, "instanceTypes": [ "string" ], "labels": { "string" : "string" }, "launchTemplate": { "id": "string", "name": "string", "version": "string" }, "modifiedAt": number, "nodegroupArn": "string", "nodegroupName": "string", "nodeRole": "string", "releaseVersion": "string", "remoteAccess": { "ec2SshKey": "string", "sourceSecurityGroups": [ "string" ] }, "resources": { "autoScalingGroups": [ { "name": "string" } ], "remoteAccessSecurityGroup": "string" }, "scalingConfig": { "desiredSize": number, "maxSize": number, "minSize": number }, "status": "string", "subnets": [ "string" ], "tags": { "string" : "string" }, "taints": [ { "effect": "string", "key": "string", "value": "string" } ], "updateConfig": { "maxUnavailable": number, "maxUnavailablePercentage": number }, "version": "string" } }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The full description of your deleted node group.

Type: Nodegroup object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


These errors are usually caused by a client action. Actions can include using an action or resource on behalf of an IAM principal that doesn't have permissions to use the action or resource or specifying an identifier that is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified parameter is invalid. Review the available parameters for the API request.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified resource is in use.

HTTP Status Code: 409


The specified resource could not be found. You can view your available clusters with ListClusters. You can view your available managed node groups with ListNodegroups. Amazon EKS clusters and node groups are Amazon Web Services Region specific.

HTTP Status Code: 404


These errors are usually caused by a server-side issue.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The service is unavailable. Back off and retry the operation.

HTTP Status Code: 503


In the following example or examples, the Authorization header contents (AUTHPARAMS) must be replaced with an Amazon Signature Version 4 signature. For more information about creating these signatures, see Signature Version 4 Signing Process in the Amazon EKS General Reference.

You need to learn how to sign HTTP requests only if you intend to manually create them. When you use the Amazon Command Line Interface (Amazon CLI) or one of the Amazon SDKs to make requests to Amazon, these tools automatically sign the requests for you with the access key that you specify when you configure the tools. When you use these tools, you don't need to learn how to sign requests yourself.


This example deletes a managed node group called standard in the my-cluster cluster.

Sample Request

DELETE /clusters/my-cluster/node-groups/standard HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity User-Agent: aws-cli/1.16.275 Python/3.7.4 Darwin/18.7.0 botocore/1.13.11 X-Amz-Date: 20191111T202821Z Authorization: AUTHPARAMS Content-Length: 0

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 20:28:22 GMT Content-Type: application/json Content-Length: 1121 x-amzn-RequestId: xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx x-amz-apigw-id: DAuf9GbEPHcFxNw= X-Amzn-Trace-Id: Root=1-xxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Connection: keep-alive { "nodegroup" : { "nodegroupName" : "standard", "nodegroupArn" : "arn:aws:eks:us-west-2:012345678910:nodegroup/my-cluster/standard/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx", "clusterName" : "my-cluster", "version" : "1.14", "releaseVersion" : "1.14.7-20190927", "createdAt" : 1.573496875151E9, "modifiedAt" : 1.573504102097E9, "status" : "DELETING", "scalingConfig" : { "minSize" : 2, "maxSize" : 6, "desiredSize" : 4 }, "instanceTypes" : [ "t3.medium" ], "subnets" : [ "subnet-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx", "subnet-yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy", "subnet-zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" ], "remoteAccess" : { "ec2SshKey" : "id_rsa", "sourceSecurityGroups" : null }, "amiType" : "AL2_x86_64", "nodeRole" : "arn:aws:iam::012345678910:role/managed-NodeInstanceRole-1V94UAUPQY7GS", "labels" : { }, "resources" : { "autoScalingGroups" : [ { "name" : "eks-xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx" } ], "remoteAccessSecurityGroup" : "sg-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" }, "diskSize" : 20, "health" : { "issues" : [ ] }, "tags" : { } } }

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: