To remove a stored instance or a point-in-time instance, you can delete it. You can delete any stored or point-in-time instance, without the latest one.

VMware Cloud Director Availability does not modify the stored instances. To maintain the configured maximum number of stored instances per replication, you can delete a stored instance permanently. Optionally, you can also manually delete point-in-time instances but VMware Cloud Director Availability rotates them and this procedure is not necessary.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.0 is deployed in the site.
  • Verify that you can access VMware Cloud Director Availability as a tenant user or as a service provider. For more information, see Accessing VMware Cloud Director Availability.

Procedure

  1. In the left pane, choose a replication direction..
  2. Choose whether to store an instance for a virtual machine or for a vApp replication.
    • To store an instance for a virtual machine replication, in the top-right corner of the page click the VM button.
    • To store an instance for a vApp replication, in the top-right corner of the page click the vApp button.
  3. In the bottom pane, click the Instances tab.
  4. To delete instances, select them and click Delete.
    You can select both point-in-time and stored instances to delete, without the latest one. VMware Cloud Director Availability rotates the point-in-time instances and it is not necessary to delete them manually.

Results

You deleted the selected instances. The remaining point-in-time instances continue to be rotated and created to preserve the configured maximum number of point-in-time instances per replication.

What to do next

You can store more instances. For more information, see Store an Instance.