Windows Azure - Deleting Existing Affinity Groups in Azure Portal

In this article we are going to see how to delete an existing Affinity Group in Windows Azure Management Portal.

Introduction:


In this article we are going to see how to delete an existing Affinity Group in the Windows Azure Management Portal.

Overview:

In our earlier article we have seen what an Affinity Group is and how to create an Affinity Group (Check this link). Now we will see how to delete the Affinity Group using the same Azure Management Portal. Before starting this article try to understand some basic ideas of what an Affinity Group is using the link provided above. In this sample we will delete the same Affinity Group we created in our last article. Let us jump start to see the step by step process of deleting the Affinity Group.

Steps:

Login to the Windows Azure portal using the following link and we will see the screen as shown below:

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Provide your login credentials by clicking on the Sign in to Management Portal as highlighted in the above screen, after succesful login we will redirected to a nice interface as shown in the screen below:

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Click in the Hosted Services, Storage Account and CDN option of the left Menu as shown in the screen below:

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Now we can see a list menu at the left side with different services, select Affinity Groups from that menu and we can see the subscription details and the newly created Affinity Group as shown in the screen below.

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Once we selected the Affinity Group, we can see the Delete Affinity Group button at the left top most corner as highlighted in the screen below:

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Clicking on the Delete Affinity Button will open a pop up window as shown in the screen below:

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Clicking on Yes to delete the Affinity Group will proceed further in deleting the group and we can see the progress as highlighted in the screen below.

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When the process has completed and the Affinity Group has been deleted we can see no Affinity Group listed as shown in the screen below.

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Conclusion:

So in this article we have seen how to delete an Affinity Group using the Windows Azure Management Portal.