The Delete Unused Snapshots for Virtual Machines action in vRealize Operations Cloud deletes snapshots that are older than the specified age from your datastores. Deleting unused snapshots reclaims wasted space in your environment.

How the Action Works

The Delete Unused Snapshots for Virtual Machine action comprises two dialog boxes. The first dialog box allows you to select the snapshot age criteria, which must be greater than one day. The second step allows you to select the snapshots to delete, and runs the Delete Unused Snapshots for Virtual Machine action.

The number of days that you specify for each virtual machine is the age of the snapshots based on the creation date. The Delete Unused Snapshots for Virtual Machine action retrieves the snapshot and displays the snapshot name, space consumed, and location so that you can evaluate the snapshots before you delete them.

When you click [Begin Action], vRealize Operations Cloud displays a dialog box to indicate that the action has started. To track the status of the action, click the link in the dialog box and view the state of the action in [Administration] > [Recent Tasks].

Where You Run the Action

For the supported objects and object levels, this action is available in the following locations in vRealize Operations Cloud:
  • Embedded just below the top menu.
  • From the left menu click [Environment] > [Object Browser], select an object, click the [Details] tab, and click [Views].
  • On the toolbar when you click [Environment] > [Object Browser], select an object, click the [Environment] tab, and select an object in the list view.
  • In the Inventory list when you click [Administration] in the menu, click [Inventory ], then 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

To ensure that you are submitting the action for the right objects, review the following information.

You first retrieve snapshots based on age, then select the snapshots to delete.

表 1. Retrieve Snapshots
Option Description
Name Name of the virtual machine on which you are running the Delete Unused Snapshots for VM action.
Days Old Age of the snapshots to be deleted. This action retrieves snapshots for the virtual machine that are older than one day.
Host Name of the host with which the virtual machine is associated.
Parent vCenter

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

Select the snapshots to delete.
表 2. Delete Snapshots
Option Description
Selected objects

チェック ボックスは、アクションがオブジェクトに適用されるかどうかを示します。1 つ以上のオブジェクトに対してアクションを実行しない場合は、関連するチェック ボックスをオフにします。このオプションは、2 つ以上のオブジェクトが選択されている場合に利用可能になります。

VM Name Name of the virtual machine from which the snapshot was created.
Snapshot Name Name of the snapshot in the datastore.
Snapshot Space (MB) Number of megabytes consumed by the snapshot.
Snapshot Create Time Date and time when the snapshot was created.
Snapshot Age Age of the snapshot in days.
Datacenter Name Name of the data center with which the datastore is associated.
Datastore Name Name of the datastore where the snapshot is managed.
Host Name Name of the host with which the datastore is associated.

[OK] をクリックすると、次のダイアログ ボックスで、タスク ID と、タスク リストへのリンクが提供されます。

表 3. [タスク ID] ダイアログ ボックス
オプション 説明
最近のタスク ジョブのステータスを表示し、ジョブが終了したことを確認するには、[最近のタスク] をクリックします。
OK 追加のアクションを実行せずにダイアログ ボックスを閉じるには、[OK] をクリックします。

未使用スナップショットの削除アクションにより、スナップショットの取得アクション用のジョブと、スナップショットの削除アクション用のジョブが作成されます。