To remove an independent disk, verify that no powered-on virtual machines are attached to it, then use a DELETE request to delete it.

A Disk element includes a link of the following form, which you can GET to return a list of virtual machines to which the disk is attached.

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There are also two queries that you can use to return a list of virtual machines, the disks connected to them, and the VDC that contains them:


Lists this information for Vm and Disk objects that you own.


Lists this information for all Vm and Disk objects in a cloud (system administrators only).

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


Verify that the independent disk is not connected to any virtual machines.


Delete the independent disk.

Make a DELETE request to the URL in the rel="remove" link in the Disk.

The server starts a task to manage the events that lead up to the removal of the object, and returns a Task element that you can use to track the progress of the task.




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