trogne
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Uninstsall vCSA from ESXi host

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I want to uninstsall my vCSA vm from my ESXi host.

How can I do that ?   And why I do not see an option for this in the vSphere Web Client ?

I want to revert back to when ESXi had no vCSA.

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bayupw
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Open a browser and browse to your ESXi host host client through browser https://esxi-ipaddress

Login as root

On the left menu, choose Virtual Machines, Power Off/Shutdown your vCSA, then Delete (Actions > Delete)

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bayupw
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Which vSphere/ESXi version are you currently running on?

What are the reasons for you to remove vCSA?

How many ESXi hosts do you have?

vCenter/vCSA is a management solution to manage ESXi hosts from a single point of view.

Some vSphere features also require vCenter

If you have more than one hosts, it would be better to have a vCenter.

You can still login to ESXi hosts individually but it will have a warning/message that the ESXi host is managed by a vCenter Server.

If you only have one ESXi and you don't need full vSphere license, you can remove/disconnect the ESXi host from vCenter and manage the ESXi individually

Bayu Wibowo | VCIX6-DCV/NV Author of VMware NSX Cookbook http://bit.ly/NSXCookbook https://github.com/bayupw/PowerNSX-Scripts https://nz.linkedin.com/in/bayupw | twitter @bayupw
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trogne
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I'm just learning now.

I want to revert back to what was ESXi, before I installed vCSA on top of it.  All version 6.5.

So, how can I simply remove vCSA ?

Cause in the next lesson, I'm installing vCSA as a seperate VM.

So is there way to remove vCSA ?  Apart from reverting to a ESXi snapshot (vmware workstation vm) from before I installed vCSA to it.

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bayupw
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Open a browser and browse to your ESXi host host client through browser https://esxi-ipaddress

Login as root

On the left menu, choose Virtual Machines, Power Off/Shutdown your vCSA, then Delete (Actions > Delete)

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Bayu Wibowo | VCIX6-DCV/NV Author of VMware NSX Cookbook http://bit.ly/NSXCookbook https://github.com/bayupw/PowerNSX-Scripts https://nz.linkedin.com/in/bayupw | twitter @bayupw

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trogne
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Thanks!

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