When you delete a virtual-machine desktop, users can no longer access the desktop.

Note: Do not delete the virtual machines in vCenter Server before you delete virtual-machine desktops with Horizon Console. This action could put Horizon components into an inconsistent state.


  1. In Horizon Console, select Inventory > Machines
  2. Select the vCenter VMs tab.
  3. Select one or more machines and click Remove.


vCenter Server deletes the instant-clone virtual machines from disk. Users in currently active sessions are disconnected from their remote desktops. With instant clones, vCenter Server always deletes the virtual machines from disk.
Note: If you deleted a desktop pool in Inventory > Desktops the status of the desktop pool also appears as Deleting in Inventory > Machines.