When Hybrid Cloud Manager powers on a successfully migrated virtual machine, it powers off the original virtual machine and stores it in a folder in the vCenter. The stored virtual machines remain until you manually delete them.

Migrated virtual machines.


After the migration, view the vCenter and note the folders labeled “VMs migrated from the cloud,” and “VMs migrated to the cloud.”

As replicas, the powered-off VMs have the original name, with a binary timestamp appended.

You can treat migrated VMs like any other VMs. For example, you can move a VM to a different location and power it on.


You can manually delete any unwanted VMs within these folders.

Deletion is final, unless you have a backup solution in place.

In the following screenshot, the powered on the virtual machine vcc-cm5 has been migrated back and forth several times.

Migration folders