If you have a hard disk you do not use, you can delete it from the virtual machine hardware configuration.

To remove an IDE hard disk, you must power off the virtual machine.

1

In the Inventory panel, select the virtual machine.

2

In the Hardware section of the Summary tab, click the hard disk to remove and select one of the options.

Option

Description

Remove

Removes the hard disk from the virtual machine.

Keeps the virtual disk files on the host system. You can use the hard disk files in another virtual machine.

Delete from Disk

Removes the hard disk from the virtual machine. Deletes the associated disk files from the host system.

3

Click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.

The hard disk is removed from the virtual machine hardware configuration.