2.7 Destroying and Deleting a Virtual Machine

  1. In the Orchestration Console, right-click the VM in the tree and select Delete/Destroy Resource.

    The Delete Resource dialog box is displayed.

  2. (Optional) To delete a VM from the VM host, select the Destroy VM Instance option.

    This completely deletes the VM and all its versions from your data center. You cannot restore any version of the VM after you delete it.

    If you do not choose this option, the VM is removed from the resource list. However, the actual image of the VM is still stored in its directory.

  3. Click OK.

If you choose only to delete a VM from your resource tree, you can rediscover the VM by running a discovery job (click Provision > Discover VM Images).