A system administrator can use the enable, disable, and remove links in an AdminVdc body to enable, disable, or remove an organization 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, remove all the objects it contains, then disable and remove it.


Relocate or remove any vApps that have been uploaded to the VDC.


Remove any organization VDC networks that the VDC contains.


Remove any Edge Gateways that the VDC contains.


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

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


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.