Deepakdpu9
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Enthusiast

VM Decommission Checklist

Can anyone help with the VM decommission checklist?

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RickVerstegen
Expert
Expert

Can you be more specific?

Do you want to achieve a checklist for vm decommision like:

Remove DNS records

Remove from AD domain

Remove from monitoring

Etc..

Is that wat you're looking for?

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Deepakdpu9
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Enthusiast

Hi Rick,

I want to jolt down all the steps involved in properly decommissioning a VM.

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ChrisFD2
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

That would largely depend on your environment. As above, plus additional steps perhaps, such as removal from SCCM, backup software etc.

Regards,
Chris
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Deepakdpu9
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Can you help me identify all the steps in sequence?

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mskupin
Contributor
Contributor

As ChrisFD2 and RickVerstegen​ wrote: everything depends on your environment. If it is only vSphere, then you should shutdown VM and delete it. But then there are such steps like:

  • Disjoin from domain
  • Remove from DNS
  • Remove from backup tool
  • Remove from monitoring tool
  • Remove from automation tool (SCCM, Baldelogic, etc.)
  • Remove from CMDB
  • Remove from AV server
  • etc.

Everything depends what you have in your enviroment.

Please mark this as "Correct" or " Helpfull" if this answers your query. Best regards, Michal
Dave_the_Wave
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

How is deleting a VM from disk any different than getting rid of a physical box?

And does the VM really need to be "deleted"?

Why not just power it off, and see what happens?

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