Remove-SCVirtualizationManager

Removes a VMware vCenter Server from VMM.

Syntax

Remove-SCVirtualizationManager [-VirtualizationManager] <VirtualizationManager> [-Confirm]
 [-JobVariable <String>] [-PROTipID <Guid>] [-RunAsynchronously] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Remove-SCVirtualizationManager cmdlet removes one or more VMware vCenter Server objects from Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). This cmdlet deletes the vCenter Server object from the VMM database and also removes all imported ESX host objects and virtual machine objects associated with the vCenter Server.

When you remove a VirtualCenter Server, the cmdlet does not make any changes within the vCenter Server and does not remove any hosts or virtual machines from the vCenter Server.

Examples

Example 1: Remove a VMware vCenter Server from VMM

PS C:\> $VirtMgrServer = Get-SCVirtualizationManager -VMMServer "VMMServer01.Contoso.com" -ComputerName "VirtMgrServer01.Contoso.com"
PS C:\> Remove-SCVirtualizationManager -VirtualizationManager $VirtMgrServer

The first command gets the virtualization manager object named VirtMgrServer01 from VMMServer01 and stores the object in the $VirtMgrServer variable.

The second command removes the vCenter Server object, as well as all associated host and virtual machine objects, from VMM.

Example 2: Remove a set of VMware vCenter Servers from VMM

PS C:\> $VirtManagers = Get-SCVirtualizationManager -VMMServer "VMMServer01.Contoso.com" | where { $_.Name -match "Server" }
PS C:\> ForEach ($VirtManager in $VirtManagers) {Remove-SCVirtualizationManager -VirtualizationManager $VirtManager}

The first command gets all virtualization manager objects whose name includes the string "Server" and stores the objects in $VirtManagers.

The second command removes each object in $VirtManagers from VMM, as well as all associated host and virtual machine objects.

For more information about the standard Windows PowerShell ForEach loop statement, type Get-Help about_ForEach.

Example 3: Remove all VMware vCenter Servers from VMM

PS C:\> Get-SCVirtualizationManager | Remove-SCVirtualizationManager -RunAsynchronously

This command removes all virtualization manager objects from VMM.

Parameters

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-JobVariable

Specifies that job progress is tracked and stored in the variable named by this parameter.

Type:String
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PROTipID

Specifies the ID of the Performance and Resource Optimization tip (PRO tip) that triggered this action. This parameter lets you audit PRO tips.

Type:Guid
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RunAsynchronously

Indicates that the job runs asynchronously so that control returns to the command shell immediately.

Type:SwitchParameter
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VirtualizationManager

Specifies a virtualization manager object managed by VMM.

Type:VirtualizationManager
Required:True
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Notes

* Requires a VMM virtualization manager object, which can be retrieved by using the **Get-SCVirtualizationManager** cmdlet.