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Unable to delete VMs after nested ESXi hosts deleted

Hi all, I deleted a few nested ESXi 6.5 hosts but forgot to delete the VMs hosted on these ESXi hosts prior to that. As such, I have now a bunch of VMs with the disconnected status for which the Delete from Disk option is greyed out. May I know what is the best way to safely remove these VMs? Thanks in advance.

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maksym007
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If you delete already nested ESXi hosts on which VM was running - VM should not be listed. 

or VM is visible in vCenter inventory? 

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a_p_
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Do you see other options, like remove from inventory, etc.?

André

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knr88
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Unfortunately with the nested hosts already deleted, the VMs are still listed in inventory

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knr88
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Nope, the usual options are all missing

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knr88
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Hi Ferdinando

You are absolutely correct about the scenario I'm currently facing.

If I were to simply remove the "Not responding" host from the vCenter inventory, do the VM files get removed as well, or do I have to go into the datastore and remove them individually?

Thanks

Kenner

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knr88
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Hi

 

Thanks, I guess that's what I would need to do then.

Thanks all who replied.

 

Cheers

Kenner

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