VMWare vCenter: Cant Remove ‘Orphaned’ VMs

KB ID 0001398

Problem

I noticed I had a VM that was ‘Orphaned’ in my vCenter web console. It was not a production server or anything, I just wanted to delete it. However the option to Delete or Remove from Inventory was not available.

Solution

It turns out, you just need to ‘dig a little deeper’. All Virtual Infrastructure Action > More Uncategorized Actions > Remove from inventory.

vCenter Delete Orphaned VM

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Author: PeteLong

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