You can delete a stranded item to try to remove an object from vSphere that you already deleted from vCloud Director.


  1. Click the Manage & Monitor tab and click Stranded Items in the left pane.
  2. Right-click a stranded item and select Delete.
  3. Click Yes.
    vCloud Director attempts to delete the stranded item from vSphere.
  4. Refresh the page display.
    If the delete operation is successful, vCloud Director removes the item from the stranded items list.

What to do next

If the delete operation is unsuccessful, you can force delete the item. See Force Delete a Stranded Item.