In vRealize Operations Cloud, you can view the deleted objects and the relationship of the objects in the list view. The objects can be VMs, deployments, projects, vApps, and edge gateways. You can also retain the relationship of the objects even after the objects are deleted from the system. The cost of the deleted virtual machines (VMs) is available until the retention period for that VM is over.

Where You Find Global Settings for Deleted VMs

To specify for how long you want to retain the deleted virtual machines in vRealize Operations Cloud, navigate to Administration > Management > Global Settings > Deleted Objects.

You can also specify the Deletion Scheduling Interval which specifies the number of hours between resource deletion scheduling.

In the Object Deletion Scheduling page, click Add, select the virtual machine object from the drop-down menu, specify the value, and click Update. The global setting value for the deleted virtual machine is updated in vRealize Operations Cloud.

For vRealize Automation, the price of the deleted VMs or deployments is added to the corresponding project object as a separate metric. If the deleted VM from vRealize Automation is associated with a cost-based pricing policy, then the price for that VM is not added to the corresponding project.

For vCloud Director, the price of deleted VMs, vApps, and Edge Gateways is added to the corresponding organization VDC object again as a separate metric. For vCenter Server, if VM is on unclustered Host, then deleted VM price is assigned to the Host, otherwise to the Cluster.

How to Include Deleted VMs in List View

To view the deleted virtual machines in the list view, navigate to Dashboards > Views > Deleted VMs. Click Actions and select Edit View. From the filter tab, select Included Deleted Objects.

The deleted VMs are visible in Administration > Inventory > Object Types > Collection States > Not Existing.