To free space on the datastore, you can remove the virtual machines that you no longer need. Removing a virtual machine from the VMware Host Client inventory deletes all virtual machine files from the datastore, including the configuration file and virtual disk files. You can delete multiple virtual machines


  • Power off the virtual machine.
  • Verify that the virtual machine does not share the disk with another virtual machine. If two virtual machines share one disk, the disk files are not deleted.


  1. Click Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client inventory.
  2. Select one or multiple check boxes next to the virtual machines that you want to remove and select Actions > Delete.
    The Delete VMs dialog box opens.
  3. Click Delete.