When you no longer need a region for storage, you can deactivate it.

When you deactivate a storage region:
  • All VMs running off any cloud filesystems in the region are terminated.
  • All storage data and service configuration settings in the selected region is deleted. Complete deletion of the data can take up to ten (10) days.
  • All VMware Cloud Flex Storage UI and API access to the selected region is lost.
  • Any active term subscriptions applicable to the region are canceled.
  • Billing for the service stops within one (1) hour.
  • You cannot re-activate the storage region until all of your data has been deleted. Full deactivation can take up to 10 days, during which the deactivated region tile remains until the region is removed.


  1. Log in to the VMC Console at https://vmc.vmware.com.
  2. Under Services > My Services, click the VMware Cloud Flex Storage tile.
  3. From the left navigation, select Region.
  4. On the tile select the Actions drop-down menu on the region tile and then select Deactivate Region.
  5. In the Deactivate region confirmation page select all of the check boxes to confirm the region deactivation.
  6. To deactivate the region permanently, click the Deactivate button. It can take up to 10 days before the deactivated region tile disappears from the recovery regions page. If you click a deactivated service tile, a "page not found" error is displayed.