To clean up the inventory of VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension and to free storage space, you can empty a catalog. By emptying a catalog, you delete all objects from the catalog.


  • Verify that you have the required set of rights to empty a catalog.
    • If you are an organization administrator, you can empty all catalogs that users in your organization own.
    • If you are an organization user, to empty a catalog, you must be the catalog owner.
  • Verify that the catalog you want to empty is not published. You cannot delete catalogs that are published for an external subscription.


  1. Log in to the VMware Cloud Director tenant portal.
  2. From the More drop-down menu, select Object Storage.
  3. In the Catalogs pane, click the vertical ellipsis icon ( Vertical ellipsis icon) next to the catalog that you want to empty.
  4. Click Empty and confirm the operation.