VSA Manager provides a cleanup script that you use to delete a VSA cluster if you no longer use it or to clean up the ESXi hosts configuration if you failed to create a VSA cluster and want to make another attempt.

You cannot delete the VSA cluster by uninstalling VSA Manager. To delete the VSA cluster, you must use the cleanup.bat script that is installed by VSA Manager.


In Windows Server 2003 or 2008, start the Command Prompt.


In the Command Prompt, change directory to the directory of the cleanup.bat script.

cd C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\tomcat\webapps\VSAManager\WEB-INF\test\tool\


Run the cleanup.bat script and provide Administrator credentials for vCenter Server.

cleanup.bat user password

The cleanup.bat script unmounts and deletes the VSA datastores, stops and deletes the VSA virtual machines, and reverts the ESXi hosts to their default configuration. The script removes additional virtual switches and uplinks and preserves only the default port groups for the default virtual switch. After the process finishes, the ESXi hosts might appear with an alert icon in the vCenter Server inventory. This is because the script deletes the redundant uplinks for the default virtual switch. The VSA Manager tab shows a message that the VSA cluster is now unavailable.


Clear the uplink redundancy alarms for each ESXi host.


From the vCenter Server inventory, select an ESXi host that has an alert icon and select the Alarms tab.


In the Alarms tab, right click the Network uplink redundancy lost alert and select Clear.

The alert icon disappears from the selected ESXi host.


Repeat the steps for the remaining ESXi hosts.


Refresh the VSA Manager tab by restarting the vSphere Client and the Tomcat Web service.


Quit the vSphere Client.


In the Command Prompt, type net stop vctomcat and press Enter to stop the Tomcat Web service.

The Tomcat Web service stops.


In the Command Prompt, type net start vctomcat and press Enter to restart the Tomcat Web service.

The Tomcat Web service starts.


Start the vSphere Client, select the VSA datacenter, and select the VSA Manager tab.

The VSA Manager tab shows the VSA Installer wizard.

You can now attempt to create a new VSA cluster with the same ESXi hosts.