A tenant administrator can send reclamation requests to virtual machine owners. A reclamation request specifies a new lease length in days, the amount of time given for a machine owner’s response, and which machines to target for reclamation.

When you send a reclamation request, it appears in the Inbox of the owner of the virtual machine. If the owner does not respond to the request in the required number of days, the virtual machine gets a new lease of the specified length, unless its current lease is shorter. If the owner clicks Item in Use on the reclamation request, the virtual machine's lease remains unchanged. If the owner clicks Release for Reclamation, the virtual machine is destroyed immediately.

A system administrator or tenant administrator can monitor the event log, which contains the events for the completed reclamation requests.

Log in to the vCloud Automation Center console as a tenant administrator.

Verify that at least one provisioned virtual machine is in your business group.

1

Select Administration > Tenant Machines > Reclamation.

2

(Optional) Find virtual machines that match your search criteria.

a

Click the Advanced Search down arrow to open the search box.

b

Enter or select one or more search values.

Option

Action

Virtual Machine name contains:

Enter one or more characters in the text box to find virtual machine names that match.

Owner name contains:

Enter a name in the text box to find owner names that match.

Business group names contains:

Enter a name in the text box to find business group names that match.

Power State:

Select a power state value from the drop-down menu to find virtual machines with a matching power state.

Expiration date between:

Click the calendar icons and select start and end dates to find expiration dates inside the range.

Idle machines:

Select the check box to find virtual machines that are powered On but below 20% for CPU, Mem, Disk, and Network usage.

CPU usage:

Select a value from the drop-down list to find virtual machines with High CPU use, above 80%, Low CPU use below 5%, or None, no value.

Mem usage:

Select a value from the drop-down list to find virtual machines with High Memory use, above 80%, Low Memory use, below 10%, or None, no value.

Disk usage:

Select a value from the drop-down list to find virtual machines with Low Hard Disk use, less than 2 KBs per second or None, no value.

Network usage:

Select a value from the drop-down list to find virtual machines with Low Network use, less than 1 KB per second, or None. no value.

c

Click the search icon (Browse) or press Enter to start the search.

d

Click the Advanced Search up arrow to close the search box.

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Select one or more virtual machines and click Reclaim Virtual Machine.

4

Type the duration of the new lease in the New lease length (days) text box.

The minimum is 1 day, the maximum is 365 days, and the default is 7 days.

5

Type how many days the machine owner has to respond to the reclamation request in the Wait before forcing lease (days) text box.

At the end of that time, the machine gets a new lease with the new lease length. The minimum waiting period is 1 day, the maximum is 365 days, and the default is 3 days.

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Type a reason for the request in the Reason for request text box.

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Click Submit.

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Click OK.