You can delete ESXi images from the Update Manager repository if you no longer need them.

About this task

Connect the vSphere Client to a vCenter Server system with which Update Manager is registered, and on the Home page, click Update Manager under Solutions and Applications. If your vCenter Server system is part of a connected group in vCenter Linked Mode, you must specify the Update Manager instance to use, by selecting the name of the corresponding vCenter Server system in the navigation bar.


Verify that the ESXi images are not included in baselines. You cannot delete images that are included in a baseline.


  1. In the Update Manager Administration view, click the ESXi Images tab.
  2. Under Imported ESXi Images, select the file you want to delete and click Delete.
  3. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.


The ESXi image is deleted and no longer available under Imported ESXi Images.