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Delete host or virtual machines

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If you are a cloud administrator or a cloud-derived administrator with the right to delete the virtual machine, you can delete a virtual machine at any time. If you are a group administrator or a group-derived administrator with the right to delete the virtual machine, you can delete a virtual machine that belongs to the group that you manage. After you delete a virtual machine, Druva purges the backup data of that virtual machine from the warm storage, freeing up space. 

You can delete a virtual machine in the following scenarios:

  • You configured virtual machines during evaluation, and you now want to reclaim the storage consumed.
  • You are planning to deprecate virtual machines, and you no longer need the data.
  • You are planning to replace virtual machines, and a backup of the replacement virtual machines may consume additional storage for the same data.
  • You no longer want to back up a virtual machine.

To delete virtual machines

  1. Log in to the Management Console.
  2. Select the workload from the Protect menu. Note that if the All Organizations menu is enabled, you have to first select an organization and then select the workload.
  3. In the left navigation pane, click Configured VMs.
  4. Click the virtual machine to delete. The Summary tab on the Configured VMs page appears.
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  5. Click more options and then click Delete.
  6. A confirmation dialog is displayed. Provide a reason in the Reason for deletion box and click Yes, Delete VM. The reason is required to confirm your action and to prevent any accidental deletion. This is a mandatory field, and you can use a minimum of 10 characters and a maximum of 150 characters to provide the reason for deletion. Note that all deletion requests with a reason will be reported to the Audit Trails.
    For more information, see View Admin Audit Trails page.

To delete Hyper-V host 

Druva allows you to delete a host only after the 7 days of the deletion of the last configured virtual machine.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Management Console.
  2. Select the workload from the Protect menu. Note that if the All Organizations menu is enabled, you have to first select an organization and then select the workload.
  3. In the left navigation pane, click Hosts.
  4. Select the virtual machine to delete.
  5. Click more options and then click Delete.
  6. Click Yes, Delete VM on the confirmation message.