An orphaned node is a duplicate node that is reported on the host but does not exist on the host.


When you verify that each IaaS and virtual appliance node is in a healthy state, you might discover that a host has one or more orphaned nodes. You must delete all orphaned nodes.


  1. Go to the management console for your virtual appliance by using its fully qualified domain name,
  2. Log in with the user name root and the password you entered when the appliance was deployed.
  3. Select vRA settings > Cluster.
  4. For each orphaned node in the table, click Delete.