Removing SVMs using the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere GUI

You can use either the SnapCenter GUI or the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere GUI to remove SVMs from the inventory in vCenter and SnapCenter.

Before you begin

The SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere host to be removed must not have any mounted datastores. You must unmount all datastores in the SVM before you can remove the SVM.

About this task

Note: If a resource group has backups that reside on an SVM that you remove, then subsequent backups for that resource group fail.
Attention: When Windows Firewall is enabled on the host, the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere is not automatically uninstalled when the virtual host is removed from the SnapCenter Server. You must manually uninstall the Plug-in for VMware vSphere from the host by using the host control panel.

Steps

  1. In the left Navigator pane of the VMware vSphere web client, click Storage Systems.
  2. On the Storage Systems page, select the SVM to be removed and then click Remove.
  3. In the Remove Storage System confirmation box, click Yes to confirm.