ashleymilne
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Best way to delete a VM

What is the best way to remove a VM so it is deleted and not taking up disk space?

I am low on disk space in some of my VM's and do not have a lot of free space in the datastore, so I am decommissioning a VM and then wish to delete it so it frees up disk space in the data store I can then assign to existing VM's in need of it.

I am running Vsphere 4.0 and using the Vsphere server to manage the VM's.

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Scisco
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Hi Ashleymilne,

Take a look here Smiley Happy


VMWare Training 3-11 Delete Virtual Machine - YouTube

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ashleymilne
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Vcenter is installed and managing the host and VM's.

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ashleymilne
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Thanks very much, that was helpful and answered my question.

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Scisco
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I am glad I could be of assistance, would you please consider marking your question as answered; thank you Smiley Happy

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King_Robert
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  • To remove a virtual machine or team name from the Favorites list, right-click the name and choose Remove from Favorites. This choice does not affect the virtual machine itself; all virtual machine and team files remain intact on the host computer file system.

  • To delete a virtual machine from the host computer, right-click the name of the virtual machine in the Favorites list and select Delete from Disk; or, select the virtual machine and choose VM > Delete from disk.
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