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  • 1.  Unable to delete VMs after nested ESXi hosts deleted

    Posted Feb 14, 2023 09:13 AM

    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.



  • 2.  RE: Unable to delete VMs after nested ESXi hosts deleted

    Posted Feb 14, 2023 10:39 AM

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

    or VM is visible in vCenter inventory? 



  • 3.  RE: Unable to delete VMs after nested ESXi hosts deleted

    Posted Feb 15, 2023 01:01 AM

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



  • 4.  RE: Unable to delete VMs after nested ESXi hosts deleted

    Posted Feb 14, 2023 06:02 PM

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

    André



  • 5.  RE: Unable to delete VMs after nested ESXi hosts deleted

    Posted Feb 15, 2023 01:04 AM
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    Nope, the usual options are all missing



  • 6.  RE: Unable to delete VMs after nested ESXi hosts deleted

    Posted Feb 15, 2023 07:47 AM

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  • 7.  RE: Unable to delete VMs after nested ESXi hosts deleted

    Posted Feb 15, 2023 08:23 AM

    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



  • 8.  RE: Unable to delete VMs after nested ESXi hosts deleted
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    Posted Feb 15, 2023 09:30 AM

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  • 9.  RE: Unable to delete VMs after nested ESXi hosts deleted

    Posted Feb 15, 2023 09:34 AM

    Hi

     

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

    Thanks all who replied.

     

    Cheers

    Kenner