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.


A virtual machine with a stored snapshot.


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