Removing a host

When the SnapCenter Server removes a host, it first removes the backup, clones, clones jobs, resource groups, and resources listed for that host in the SnapCenter Resources page, and then it uninstalls the plug-in packages on the host.

About this task

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.


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Hosts.
  2. In the Hosts page, click Managed Hosts.
  3. Select the host you want to remove, and then click Remove.
  4. For Oracle RAC clusters, to remove SnapCenter software from all the hosts in the cluster, select Include all the hosts of cluster.
    You can also remove one node of a cluster and in that way remove all the nodes one by one. However, if there are no backups associated with a node, select Delete backups to remove the host from the RAC cluster.
  5. In the Remove host page, perform the following actions:
    1. Select Delete the backups and/or clones for the resources associated with this host if you want to remove the host that is associated with backups or clones.
    2. Select Include deletion of cloned resources that are cloned/mounted to alternate host to delete all resources cloned to an alternate host.
  6. Click OK to continue.