You can remove a virtual machine from the vCloud Availability solution by running a Detach task.

By running a Detach task, you clean up the information about the replication relationship between source and target sites. After the Detach task completes, the virtual machine runs in the target site.


  • Verify that the virtual machine that you detach from vCloud Availability is protected.

  • Verify that a Failover or a Failback task is performed on the virtual machine that you detach. You can run a Detach task on a virtual machine after a successful completion of a Failover or a Failback task.


  1. Log in to the vCloud Availability Portal using Organization administrator credentials.
  2. In the Workloads list or in the Reversed tab, locate the virtual machine that you want to detach.
  3. Call out the Actions pane by clicking the virtual machine.
  4. Click Detach.
  5. In the Actions pane, click Confirm.

    You can monitor the progress of the task in the Actions pane.


The virtual machine is no longer protected by vCloud Availability and disappears from the virtual machines lists in the vCloud Availability Portal, but the vSphere Replication Appliance in the on-premise environment displays an active replication for the same virtual machine.

What to do next

Stop the replication for the virtual machine in your on-premise environment. For more information, see topic Stop Replicating a Virtual Machine in the VMware vSphere Replication Administration Guide.