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.
Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.
- In the vSphere Client, right-click the cluster in the inventory and select Edit Settings.
- 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.