We can delete a profile using the manageprofiles command. If the command fails, we can delete the profile using operating system commands.
If a node within a profile is federated to a deployment manager, before you delete the profile, stop the node and remove the node from the deployment manager. Otherwise, an orphan node is left in the deployment manager.
We cannot delete a profile using the Profile Management Tool.
The following example attempts to delete a profile using the manageprofiles command, and then using operating system commands.
- Issue the manageprofiles command to delete a profile.
Substitute the profile name for the profile_name value in the following commands.
./manageprofiles.sh -delete -profileName profile_name
manageprofiles.bat -delete -profileName profile_name
./manageprofiles -delete -profileName profile_name
If the command is successful, you have completed the task and can skip the remaining steps. If the command is partially successful or unsuccessful, proceed to the next step to delete the profile manually. If we receive the INSTCONFFAILED: Cannot delete profile. message, the command was unsuccessful. If the deletion is partially successful, you could receive message information similar to the following wording:
INSTCONFPARTIALSUCCESS: The profiles no longer exist, but errors occurred. For more information, consult app_server_root/logs/manageprofiles/deleteAll.log.
The current user does not have sufficient permissions to detect or remove services. If a service does exist, then an administrative or root user has to remove it. If a service does not exist, then no further action is required.
- Issue operating system commands to delete the profile directory.
- Issue the following command to remove references in the registry to deleted profiles:
Editing of the registry is not recommended.
ResultsYou have now deleted a profile.
What to do next
(iseries) We can delete other profiles using this procedure, or create other profiles using the manageprofiles command.
(dist) We can delete other profiles using this procedure, or create other profiles using the manageprofiles command or the Profile Management Tool.