When you delete a workload domain, the clusters within that workload domain are deleted. Note that a workload domain that includes an Edge cluster deployed cannot be deleted.
Caution: Deleting a workload domain is an irreversible operation. All clusters and VMs within the workload domain are deleted and the underlying datastores are destroyed.It can take up to 20 minutes for a workload domain to be deleted. During this process, you cannot perform any operations on workload domains.
- Back up the data on the workload domain.
- Migrate the VMs that you want to keep to another workload domain.
- Shut down all VMs other than the VxRail Manager VM.
- On the SDDC Manager Dashboard, click
. The Workload Domains page displays information for all workload domains.
- Hover your mouse in the workload domain row that where you want to delete.
When you select the workload domain, three vertical dots appear next to the name.
- Click the dots and choose Delete Domain.
A confirmation window appears with details about the impact of deleting the workload domain, including how many hosts will be returned to the free pool.
- Click Delete Domain to proceed.
The details page for the workload domain appears with a message indicating that the workload domain is being deleted. When the removal process is complete, the workload domain is removed from the domains table.