Removing vCLS Machines in vSphere 7.0.3

Published by Stine Elise Larsen · Read in about 1 min (110 words)

vCLS Machines
I was recently contacted by a customer that needed help with some vCLS VMs that somehow had gotten moved to a datastore and now resided on servers that they weren’t registered on. I tried to remove them with this very good post written by Duncan Epping, but I realized it would never work considering that the services don’t expect the vCLS to have moved and consider them as missing.

This is how I solved the problem:

  1. I put the host with the vCLS machines in maintenance mode.
  2. Went to the UI of the host.
  3. Selected the VMs and unregistered them.
  4. Unregistered the host from vCenter and registered the host again.
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