You use the Delete from Disk option to remove a virtual machine from a host and delete all virtual machine files, including the configuration file and virtual disk files, from the datastore.


Power off the virtual machine.


  1. In the vSphere Client inventory, right-click the virtual machine and select Delete from Disk.
  2. Click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.


The host deletes the virtual machine from its datastore. Disks that are shared with other virtual machines are not deleted.