After deleting a cluster in PipeOps, some users have reported unexpected AWS bills due to lingering resources. This documentation outlines the steps to identify and effectively resolve these billing issues. By following this guide, you can ensure that all associated resources are appropriately terminated to prevent further charges.
When you delete a cluster in PipeOps, it should ideally remove all associated resources, such as EC2 instances, load balancers, and EBS volumes. However, there are scenarios where you might have disconnected your AWS account from PipeOps before deleting your cluster, which can cause your resources not to be deleted automatically, potentially resulting in ongoing AWS charges.
To address the issue, start by accessing the AWS Management Console using your AWS account credentials.
Once you are in the AWS Management Console, navigate to the EC2 dashboard or the specific service dashboards where your cluster resources were provisioned. Check for any running resources that should have been terminated along with your PipeOps cluster.
Identify the resources that are still running and should have been deleted with your cluster. These resources might include EC2 instances, load balancers, security groups, and EBS volumes. Follow these steps to terminate them:
a. Select the resource(s) you want to terminate.
b. Click the "Actions" button.
c. Choose "Terminate" from the dropdown menu.
d. Confirm the termination.
Repeat this process for all resources that are no longer needed. Be cautious when terminating resources, as this action is irreversible, and data may be lost.
After terminating lingering resources, review your AWS account billing details regularly to ensure that there are no unexpected charges. Continue to monitor your AWS resources to prevent similar issues in the future.
To prevent unexpected AWS bills after deleting a PipeOps cluster in the future, do not disconnect your AWS account from PipeOps before attempting to delete your active cluster.
You have successfully resolved the issue of AWS bills after deleting a PipeOps cluster and learned how to prevent similar occurrences in the future.