You can delete a vSphere cluster from the management domain or from a VI workload domain. Datastores on the ESXi hosts in the deleted cluster are destroyed.

You cannot delete the last cluster in a workload domain. Instead, delete the workload domain. See Delete a VI Workload Domain.


  • Delete any workload VMs created outside VMware Cloud Foundation before deleting the cluster.
  • Migrate or backup the VMs and data on the datastore associated with the cluster to another location.
  • Delete the NSX Edge clusters hosted on the vSphere cluster or shrink the NSX Edge cluster by deleting Edge nodes hosted on the vSphere cluster. You cannot delete Edge nodes if doing so would result in an Edge cluster with fewer than two Edge nodes. For information about deleting an NSX Edge cluster, see KB 78635.


  1. On the SDDC Manager Dashboard, click Inventory > Workload Domains.
    The Workload Domains page displays information for all workload domains.
  2. Click the name of the workload domain that contains the cluster you want to delete.
  3. Click the Clusters tab to view the clusters in the workload domain.
  4. Hover your mouse in the cluster row you want to delete.
  5. Click the three dots next to the cluster name and click Delete Cluster.
  6. Click Delete Cluster to confirm that you want to delete the cluster.
    The details page for the workload domain appears with a message indicating that the cluster is being deleted. When the removal process is complete, the cluster is removed from the clusters table.