Delete a Data Center


ionosctl datacenter delete [flags]


For datacenter command:

[d dc vdc]

For delete command:



Use this command to delete a specified Virtual Data Center from your account. This will remove all objects within the VDC and remove the VDC object itself.

NOTE: This is a highly destructive operation which should be used with extreme caution!

Required values to run command:

  • Data Center Id


-u, --api-url string Override default host url (default "")
--cols strings Set of columns to be printed on output
Available columns: [DatacenterId Name Location State Description Version Features SecAuthProtection] (default [DatacenterId,Name,Location,Features,State])
-c, --config string Configuration file used for authentication (default "$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/ionosctl/config.json")
-i, --datacenter-id string The unique Data Center Id (required)
-f, --force Force command to execute without user input
-h, --help Print usage
-o, --output string Desired output format [text|json] (default "text")
-q, --quiet Quiet output
-t, --timeout int Timeout option for Request for Data Center deletion [seconds] (default 60)
-v, --verbose Print step-by-step process when running command
-w, --wait-for-request Wait for the Request for Data Center deletion


ionosctl datacenter delete --datacenter-id DATACENTER_ID
ionosctl datacenter delete --datacenter-id DATACENTER_ID --force --wait-for-request