Delete a node pool from a provisioned cluster.

Note: Highly available Tanzu Kubernetes clusters in Azure are created with three node pools with one worker node each by default. You can add and delete node pools in this type of cluster, but three node pools must remain in the cluster.


Before you start this procedure, log in to the Tanzu Mission Control console and make sure you have the appropriate permissions.
  • To delete a node pool, you must be associated with the cluster.edit role for the cluster.

For more information about adding permissions to custom roles, see Create a Custom Access Role.


  1. In the Tanzu Mission Control console, navigate to the cluster whose node pool you want to delete.
  2. On the cluster detail page, click the Node pools tab.
  3. Click to expand the node pool you want to delete.
  4. Click Delete.
  5. In the confirmation dialog, click Confirm.


When you delete a node pool, Tanzu Mission Control removes the nodes and allows the cluster to redistribute the workloads running on the nodes as necessary. If you delete your only node pool, your cluster is left with no worker nodes and its health status shows as Disconnected. You can add a new node pool to reconnect the cluster.