The Delete Powered Off VM action in vRealize Operations Manager removes selected virtual machines that are in a powered off state from your vCenter Server instances. Use this action to reclaim redundant resources.

How the Action Works

The Delete Powered Off VM action removes virtual machines from the vCenter Server instances. If the virtual machine is powered on, the action does not delete the virtual machine.

Where You Run the Action

You can run the Rebalance Container action from the Actions menu for a data center or custom data center, or you can provide it as a recommended action on an alert.

For the supported objects and object levels, this action is available in the following locations in vRealize Operations Manager:

  • Embedded just below the top menu.

  • On the toolbar when you click Environment in the menu, select an object, click the Details tab and click Views.

  • On the toolbar when you click Environment in the menu, select an object, click the Environment tab, and select an object in the list view.

  • In the Inventory Explorer list when you click Administration in the menu, click Configuration > Inventory Explorer, click the List tab, and select an object in the list.

  • In configured alert recommendations.

  • In the Object List and Topology Graph dashboard widgets.

Action Options

Review the following information about the virtual machines to ensure that you are submitting the action for the correct objects.

Option

Description

Selected objects

Check box indicates whether the action is applied to the object. To not run the action on one or more objects, deselect the associated check boxes. This option is available when two or more objects are selected.

Name

Name of the virtual machine as it appears in the environment inventory.

Power State

Indicates whether the virtual machine is powered on or powered off.

Disk Space

Amount of disk space currently consumed by the virtual machine.

Snapshot Space

Amount of disk space currently consumed by the virtual machine snapshots.

Memory (MB)

Amount of memory allocated to the virtual machine.

CPU Count

Number of CPUs currently configured for the virtual machine.

Host

Name of the host on which the virtual machine is running.

Adapter Instance

Name of the VMware Adapter as it is configured in vRealize Operations Manager. The adapter manages the communication with the vCenter Server instance.

After you click OK, the next dialog box provides the task ID and a link to the task list.

Table 1. Task ID Dialog Box

Option

Description

Recent Tasks

To view the status of the job and verify that the job finished, click Recent Tasks.

OK

To close the dialog box without further action, click OK.