You can use the vdmadmin command with the -S option to remove the entry for a View Connection Server instance or security server from the View Manager configuration.


vdmadmin -S [-b authentication_arguments] -r -s server

To ensure high availability, View Manager allows you to configure one or more replica View Connection Server instances in a View Connection Server group. If you disable a View Connection Server instance in a group, the entry for the server persists within the View Manager configuration.

You can also use the vdmadmin command with the -S option to remove a security server from your View environment. You do not have to use this option if you intend to upgrade or reinstall a security server without removing it permanently.

To make the removal permanent, perform these tasks:

1

Uninstall the View Connection Server instance or security server from the Windows Server computer by running the View Connection Server installer.

2

Remove the Adam Instance VMwareVDMDS program from the Windows Server computer by running the Add or Remove Programs tool.

3

On another View Connection Server instance, use the vdmadmin command to remove the entry for the uninstalled View Connection Server instance or security server from the configuration.

If you want to reinstall View on the removed systems without replicating the View configuration of the original group, restart all the View Connection Server hosts in the original group before performing the reinstallation. This prevents the reinstalled View Connection Server instances from receiving configuration updates from their original group.

The -s option specifies the NetBIOS name of the View Connection Server instance or security server to be removed.

Remove the entry for the View Connection Server instance connsvr3.

vdmadmin -S -r -s connsvr3