If you do not need an ESXi image, you can delete it from the vSphere Lifecycle Manager depot.

Unlike components and bulletins, which you cannot delete from the vSphere Lifecycle Manager depot, the ISO images that you import in the depot can be deleted when 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.
  • Delete any baseline that contains the ISO image that you want to delete.


  1. Navigate to the vSphere Lifecycle Manager home view.
    1. In the vSphere Client, select Menu > Lifecycle Manager.
    2. Select a vCenter Server system from the Lifecycle Manager drop-down menu.
      The drop-down menu is available only when multiple vCenter Server systems are connected by a common vCenter Single Sign-On domain. By selecting a vCenter Server system, you specify which vSphere Lifecycle Manager instance you want to administer.
  2. On the Imported ISOs tab, select an image from the list and click Delete.
    Note: If you try to delete an ESXi image that is used in a baseline, the operation fails with an error message.
  3. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.


The ISO image is deleted and no longer available.