Removing hosts from the VMware Cloud Foundation inventory is called decommissioning. If you want to re-use a host in a different workload domain, you must decommission the host and re-image it up before adding it to the workload domain.
The hosts that you want to decommission must not be assigned to a workload domain. If a host is assigned to a workload domain, you must remove it before you can decommission it. See Remove a Host from a vSphere Cluster in a Workload Domain.
- On the SDDC Manager Dashboard, click .
- Click Unassigned Hosts.
- In the hosts table, select the host(s) you want to decommission.
- Click Decommission Selected Hosts.
- Click Confirm.
The Hosts page appears and the status of the decommission task is displayed. Click View Status in Task to display the task bar.
What to do next
Re-image the decommissioned host before adding it to a workload domain.