When you want to stop using a recovery SDDC (and stop accruing costs), you can delete it.

Deleting a recovery SDDC terminates all running workloads, deletes all the VMs, and destroys all SDDC data and configuration settings, including public IP addresses.

If the SDDC is included in a recovery plan, all plan compliance checks related to the deleted recovery SDDC are skipped. The plan compliance check will be healthy, but the plan cannot be run until the new recovery SDDC is created or added.

When you delete a recovery SDDC, the following event is logged: SDDCDeleteFromVMCConsoleSucceededEvent.


  1. From the left navigation, select Recovery SDDCs.
  2. From the small menu next to the Open vCenter button, click Delete recovery SDDC.
  3. In the dialog box, enter the phrase DELETE SDDC INCLUDING VMS AND SETTINGS in all upper case letters to confirm and then click OK.