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 icon.


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


  1. Depending on the Update Manager client interface you use to connect to vCenter Server perform the following steps.



    vSphere Web Client

    1. Select Home > Update Manager

    2. Select the IP address of the Update Manager instance that uses the ESXi image you want to delete.

    3. Select ESXi Images tab

    vSphere Client

    1. Select Home > Update Manager under Solutions and Applications.

    2. Select Update Manager Administration view, and 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.