Deleting Virtual Disks

You can delete a virtual disk.


Deletion is a destructive operation, and any VM or data on the virtual disk will be lost.


  1. Make sure that:

    1. the client or application is not accessing the virtual disk, and

    2. the virtual disk has been unmapped or had its export removed from the ESXi host.

  2. On the Virtual Disk Management (VDM) page, click the ellipsis (...) to the left of the desired virtual disk, and select Delete.

    Deleting virtual disks

  3. In the Delete Virtual Disk dialog:

    1. If the disk is currently being accessed by an initiator, select the box next to Force.

    2. Select Run to delete the virtual disk