When you delete an object in vCloud Director and that object also exists in vSphere, vCloud Director attempts to delete the object from vSphere. In some situations, vCloud Director may not be able to delete the object in vSphere, in which case, the object becomes stranded.

You can view a list of stranded items and try again to delete them, or you can use the vSphere Client to delete the stranded objects in vSphere.