To permanently delete a private cloud from RightScale. (Note: You cannot permanently delete a public cloud because you do not control their infrastructure.)


  • You must be the administrator of the cloud. (Typically the person who installed the cloud and then registered it with RightScale.)
  • The private cloud must have already been registered with RightScale.


  • Navigate to to Settings -> Account Settings -> Clouds tab
  • Click the hyperlink for the private cloud you wish to delete.
  • Click the Delete button. Be sure you fully understand its ramifications.


As a safety precaution, you will be prompted to confirm the deletion of the cloud, along with a clear description of what action will take place if you proceed. (Please note the emphasis in bold below.)

This will remove all RightScale users from the Cloud 'CloudName' and delete the cloud. You can re-register your cloud later, but you lose all meta-data, such as servers and cloud-specific settings for ServerTemplates. This cannot be undone.

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