To delete a universe via the YugabyteDB Anywhere UI, navigate to Universes, select your universe, then click Actions > Delete Universe.

For public clouds, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), the underlying compute instances are terminated after the database has been installed from those nodes.

For on-premises data centers, the underlying compute instances are no longer marked as In Use, which then opens those instances up to be reused for new universes.