You can remove a snapshot of a virtual machine.

When you remove a snapshot, you delete the state of the virtual machine that you preserved, and you can never return to that state again. Removing a snapshot does not affect the current state of the virtual machine.


Verify that the virtual machine has a stored snapshot.


  1. On the Virtual Data Center dashboard screen, click the card of the virtual data center you want to explore and from the left panel, select Virtual Machines.
  2. Click Card Icon to view the list in a card view and, optionally, arrange the list of virtual machines from the Sort by drop-down menu.
  3. From the Actions menu of the virtual machine for which you want to remove the snapshot, select Remove Snapshot.
  4. Click OK.