The Delete Powered Off VM action in vRealize Operations Manager removes selected virtual machines that are in a powered off state from your vCenter Server instances. Use this action to reclaim wasted resources.

The Delete Powered Off VM action removes virtual machines from the vCenter Server instances. If the virtual machine is powered on, the action does not delete the machine.

For the supported objects and object levels, this action is available in the following locations in vRealize Operations Manager:

Center pane Action menu.

List toolbars, including Views on the Details tab, List on the Environments tab.

Resource List and Topology Graph dashboard widgets.

Environment Overview list. In the left pane, click the Administration icon, and click List.

Configured alert recommendations.

Review the following information about the virtual machines to ensure that you are submitting the action for the correct objects.



Selected objects

Check box indicates whether the action is applied to the object. If you do not want to run the action on one or more objects, deselect the associated check boxes. This option is available when two or more objects are selected.


Name of the virtual machine as it appears in the environment inventory.

Power State

Indicates whether the virtual machine is powered on or powered off.

Disk Space

Amount of disk space currently consumed by the virtual machine.

Snapshot Space

Amount of disk space currently consumed by the virtual machine snapshots.

Memory (MB)

Amount of memory allocated to the virtual machine.

CPU Count

Number of CPUs currently configured for the virtual machine.


Name of the host on which the virtual machine is running.

Adapter Instance

Name of the VMware Adapter as it is configured in vRealize Operations Manager. The adapter manages the communication with the vCenter Server instance.

After you click OK, the next dialog box provides the task ID and a link to the task list.

Task ID Dialog Box



Recent Tasks

To view the status of the job and verify that the job finished, click Recent Tasks.


To close the dialog box without further action, click OK.