You can remove Virtual Trusted Platform Module (vTPM) security from a virtual machine.
Removing a vTPM device causes all encrypted information on the virtual machine to become unrecoverable. Before removing a vTPM from a virtual machine, disable any applications in the Guest OS, such as BitLocker, that use the vTPM device. Failure to do so can cause the virtual machine not to boot.
- Connect to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
- Right-click the virtual machine in the inventory that you want to modify and select Edit Settings.
- In the Edit Settings dialog box, locate the Trusted Platform Module entry in the Virtual Hardware tab.
- Move your pointer over the device and click the Remove icon.
This icon appears only for the virtual hardware that you can safely remove.
- Click Delete to confirm you want to remove the device.
The vTPM device is marked for removal.
- Click OK.
Verify that the Virtual Trusted Platform Module entry no longer appears in the virtual machine Summary tab in the VM Hardware pane.