That always happens to me. I can spend an hour trying to find something, as soon as I ask about it, I find it. You can do this by selecting the host, then the configuration tab. Under storage you can right click the datastore and select 'browse datastore'. Here you can delete unwanted disks.
Is there a script out there or a way in vShpere to find all VMs that have been removed from inventory? I just recnetly took over the administration of our VM farm and would like to clean up the datastores by deleting these VMs.
if concerning with the data store it a lot of manual work involved.....if only a few servers are involved you can search for the VMDK files,and compare whether the name is present in the inventory or not(i.e. the vm files are named after the VM itself).so like wise you can clean up.
In the data store,this means a lot of manual work.but rather than having all this used space,cleaning up is worth the time.what I do is that,i take all the names of the vm from the inventory,put it in an excel and start cleaning as if a book-keeping work.
So I found a cool tool called VMTurbo and they have a report that you can generate dealing with orphaned vm files on your datastores.