Monday, November 12, 2012

Unable to remove ESXi host from vCenter

I needed to remove an ESXi host from vCenter that I wanted to re-use, but I was unable to. After disconnecting the server, the "Remove" button was greyed out:







 Some searching gave the tip to remove it via PowerCLI (Remove-VMHost), but that did not work either:



It turned out the ESXi host could not be removed because it was part of a cluster.

Solution:

Move the ESXi host entry (which is disconnected) to the top of your vCenter tree, out of any cluster. Then re-run the Remove-VMHost command (most likely the Remove function will be visible in the GUI as well, but I just pressed up and enter in my PowerCLI screen, and it started to remove)

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