Removing hosts from the SDDC Manager inventory is called decommissioning. If you want to re-use a host in a different workload domain, you must decommission, re-image, and commission the host 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.
- In the navigation pane, click .
- Click Unassigned Hosts.
- In the hosts table, select the host(s) you want to decommission.
- Click Decommission Selected Hosts.
- Activate or deactivate Skip failed hosts during decommissioning.
This setting is enabled by default. When enabled, hosts that fail are skipped and decommissioning continues on the remaining hosts.
- Click Confirm.
What to do next
Re-image the decommissioned host before commissioning it again and adding it to a workload domain.