If vCloud Director cannot delete a stranded item, you can force delete it to remove it from the stranded items list. The stranded item continues to exist in vSphere.

Before you force delete a stranded item, try to delete it. See Delete a Stranded Item.


  1. Click the Manage & Monitor tab and click Stranded Items in the left pane.
  2. Right-click a stranded item and select Force Delete.
  3. Click Yes.


vCloud Director removes the item from the stranded items list.