You can remove a virtual machine from a resource pool either by moving the virtual machine to another resource pool or deleting it.
About this task
When you remove a virtual machine from a resource pool, the total number of shares associated with the resource pool decreases, so that each remaining share represents more resources. For example, assume you have a pool that is entitled to 6GHz, containing three virtual machines with shares set to Normal. Assuming the virtual machines are CPU-bound, each gets an equal allocation of 2GHz. If one of the virtual machines is moved to a different resource pool, the two remaining virtual machines each receive an equal allocation of 3GHz.
- Browse to the resource pool in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
- Choose one of the following methods to remove the virtual machine from a resource pool.
Right-click the virtual machine and select Migrate to move the virtual machine to another resource pool.
You do not need to power off the virtual machine before you move it.
Right-click the virtual machine and select All vCenter Actions, and select Remove from Inventory or Delete from Disk.
You must power off the virtual machine before you can completely remove it.