- To delete a virtual machine from the host computer, right.
- Click the name of the virtual machine in the Favorites list.
- Select Delete from Disk; or.
- Select the virtual machine and choose VM > Delete from disk.
VMWare Training 3-11 Delete Virtual Machine
Delete a Virtual Machine on VMware vSphere Hypervisor
There are many ways to delete a virtual machine, but the easiest is to use the VMware Workstation or VMware Player software.
Open the VMware Workstation or VMware Player software and click on File > Delete Virtual Machine. A window will pop up with all of your virtual machines listed. Select the one you want to delete and click on Delete.
To delete a VM from VMware vSphere, you can use the Delete Virtual Machine wizard.
The easiest way to remove an inaccessible VM from vCenter is to delete the VM.
Virtual machines are not actually registered with the operating system, but rather with the hypervisor. To unregister a virtual machine, you must first shut it down and then remove it from the hypervisor.
You can remove a disconnected VM from your inventory by using the Veeam Backup & Replication console. To do this, you need to go to the Inventory > Machines section and select the VM that you want to remove. Then, click on the “Delete” button in the top menu bar.
There are a few ways to do this. One way is to go into the vSphere Client and delete the virtual machine. Another way is to go into the ESXi host that has the VM, open up the Datastore Browser, find the VM in question, right-click on it and select Delete from Disk.
If the VM is not in use, you can remove it from inventory by right-clicking on the virtual machine and selecting “Remove from Inventory”. If the VM is in use, you can select to power down the VM or shutdown the guest OS.
There are a few ways to delete orphaned VMDK files. The first is to use the vmkfstools command with the -x option. The second is to use the vmkfstools command with the -s option. Another way is to use the rm command with the -rf option.
Virtual machine (VM) orphaned is a term used to describe a VM that has been deleted from the vCenter Server inventory, but still exists on ESXi hosts. This can happen for many reasons, such as:
The administrator accidentally deletes the VM from the inventory and doesn’t realize it.
The administrator deletes the VM from the inventory and then deletes the VM’s hard disk file.
The answer to this question is different depending on the type of storage you are using. If you are using a Datastore that supports snapshots, you can use the “Delete Snapshot” option in the vSphere Client. If you are using a Datastore that does not support snapshots, you will need to delete the VM from your inventory and then delete its files from your Datastore.