You can delete ESXi images from the vCenter Server inventory, if you no longer need them.


  • Verify that the ISO image that you want to delete is not part of any baseline. You cannot delete images that are included in a baseline.


  1. In the vSphere Client, select Menu > Update Manager.
  2. Navigate to Menu > Update Manager.
    The Update Manager home appears.
  3. Click ESXi Images.
  4. Select an ESXi image from the list and click Delete.
    Note: Deleting an ESXi image that is used in a baseline fails with an error message. To delete a ESXi image that is part of a baseline, you need to delete the baseline first.
  5. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.


The ISO image is deleted and no longer available.