How to delete a DreamCompute instance

Overview

When you no longer need an instance, you can delete it using the OpenStack command line client or within the DreamCompute dashboard.

Deleting within the dashboard

  1. Navigate to the DreamCompute page and log into your DreamCompute dashboard.
  2. On the top left, click the Compute tab.
  3. From the expanded list click Instances.
  4. To delete your instance, click the dropdown menu under the Action column next to your instance. From the menu, select 'Delete Instance'.

Deleting using the command line

You must install the OpenStack command line client to run the commands below.

View all instances

List all instances using the list command.

[user@localhost]$ openstack server list
+-------------+----------------------+--------+------------+-------------+------------------+
| ID          | Name                 | Status | Task State | Power State | Networks         |
+-------------+----------------------+--------+------------+-------------+------------------+
| 8a99547e... | myInstanceFromVolume | ACTIVE | None       | Running     | private=10.0.0.4 |
| d7efd3e4... | newInstance          | ERROR  | None       | NOSTATE     |                  |
+-------------+----------------------+--------+------------+-------------+------------------+

Delete the instance

Run the delete command to delete the instance. The following example deletes the newInstance instance which is in ERROR state:

[user@localhost]$ openstack server delete newInstance

The command does not notify you that your instance was deleted, but you can add the --wait parameter to prevent further actions being done to the instance while it is being deleted.

Verify it was deleted

To verify that the instance was deleted, run the list command as shown above, or refresh the Compute > Instances page of the DreamCompute dashboard. The instance should no longer show in the list.

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