I had originally configured SCOM adapter and set vCops to monitor all vCenter objects. Since then I decided not to license SCOM and limit vCops to specific cluster in vCenter.
I created vCops read permissions for cluster to be monitored and changed collector user to read only user. This caused the non-collected objects to go blue. I then removed the SCOM adapter and went into Environment -> Environment Overview and deleted the associated objects from the DB.
Is this the appropriate way to remove vCops resources? Also, can I just remove a Cluster object and expect vCops to remove children objects?
MattG, I use the same method to remove objects from vcops. Env overview then select objects then delete resource. On your second question, I dont think removing any objects automatically removes the children. Similar to *nix command or rm or rm -r. I think vcops is more the rm command and no the recursive or all objects underneath it.
I remove them from each level as well, I just didn't know if vCops would see parentless children on its next cleanup and remove them
Two Things :
1. I will load a Future Request to have a settings added to delete an object (Not its data..) if there has no collection been on this object for x days
2. The Manual have a section on deleteting "Old" data, search for "Delete Old Data in the Fiel System Database"