Delete a VM#
In this version of vCloud Director, the following error message appears when you delete a standalone VM that is not associated with a vApp:
The requested operation could not be executed on vApp “VM-Name-xxxxxxx”. Stop the vApp and try again.
The next release of vCloud Director resolves this limitation.
The steps in this section provide a workaround for deleting a VM that is not associated with a vApp.
Before you begin#
Before you begin, ensure that you:
Power off the VM you want to delete.
Log in to Rackspace Services for VMware Cloud with user-granted Organization Administrator permissions.
Complete the following steps to delete a VM:
Click Data Centers and select the VDC that contains the VM you want to delete.
Click Compute > Virtual Machines and click the name of the VM you want to delete.
Click All Actions > Convert to vApp.
Rackspace Services for VMware Cloud converts the VM to a vApp.
Click NICs > Edit.
Select the NIC, click Delete, and click Save.
After you delete the NIC, you can delete the vApp and the associated VM.
Click Compute > vApp and click ACTIONS on the vApp you want to delete.
In the ACTIONS menu, click Power > Power Off.
After you power off the vApp, click ACTIONS > Delete.
Rackspace Services for VMware Cloud deletes the vApp and the associated VM.