You can remove a virtual machine from a resource pool either by moving the virtual machine to another resource pool or deleting it.

Before you begin

Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.

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.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Client, right-click the cluster in the inventory and select Edit Settings.
  2. Choose one of the following methods to remove the virtual machine from a resource pool.
    • Drag 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 Remove from Inventory or Delete from Disk.

      You must power off the virtual machine before you can completely remove it.