A system administrator can use the enable, disable, and remove links in an AdminVdc body to enable, disable, or remove the vDC.

Verify that you are logged in to the vCloud API as a system administrator.

To enable a vDC, POST a request to its action/enable link.

To disable a vDC, POST a request to its action/disable link.

When you disable an organization vDC, you prevent further use of its compute and storage resources. Running vApps and powered on virtual machines continue to run, but you cannot create or start additional vApps or virtual machines.

To remove a vDC:


POST a request to its action/disable link to disable the vDC.

After the vDC is disabled, its representation includes a rel="remove" link.


Relocate or delete all vApps, vApp templates, and media in the vDC.


Make a DELETE request to the vDC's rel="remove" link.

The server takes the requested action and returns an HTTP status of 204 No Content.