Delete a scope - Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
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Delete a scope

Follow the steps in this section to delete an IPAM scope.


You can't delete a scope if either of the following is true:

  • The scope is a default scope. When you create an IPAM, two default scopes (one public, one private) are created automatically, and cannot be deleted. To see if a scope is a default scope, view the Scope type in the details of the scope.

  • There are one or more pools in the scope. You must first Delete a pool before you can delete the scope.

Amazon Management Console
To delete a scope
  1. Open the IPAM console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Scopes.

  3. In the content pane, choose the scope that you want to delete.

  4. Choose Actions > Delete scope.

  5. Enter delete and then choose Delete.

Command line

The commands in this section link to the Amazon CLI Reference documentation. The documentation provides detailed descriptions of the options that you can use when you run the commands.

Use the following Amazon CLI commands to delete a scope:

  1. View scopes: describe-ipam-scopes

  2. Delete a scope: delete-ipam-scope

  3. View updated scopes: describe-ipam-scopes

To create a new scope, see Create additional scopes. To delete the IPAM, see Delete an IPAM.