How do I delete OFF-Critical virtual machines from hyper-v manager?

Boe Dillard 666 Reputation points


The storage for the hyper-v machines is gone. The VMs are running on another server so we don't care about getting them back on this server. We just want to remove them from hyper-V manager on this server. 248241-capture.jpg

I've tried uninstalling hyper-v and reinstalling but they come back. There doesn't seem to be any way to delete them, right click on them or get rid of them.

System Center Virtual Machine Manager
A Windows technology providing a hypervisor-based virtualization solution enabling customers to consolidate workloads onto a single server.
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  1. Boe Dillard 666 Reputation points

    Found the solution -
    Open powershell in admin mode
    type get vm (to verify the hyper-v server names)
    type remove-vm -name (server name) -force


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  2. Oleh Borkhalenko 6 Reputation points

    For PowerShell correct command names are:

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  3. Ollie IT Man 171 Reputation points

    Hi @Boe Dillard

    You should be able to left click on one and on the bottom right, under action list, you should get a delete virtual machine option.

    Let me know

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  4. Boe Dillard 666 Reputation points

    Thanks - I do not see that - I'm left clicked on the bottom one.

    The only option i see is help - which is of no help :) 248225-capture.jpg

  5. Boe Dillard 666 Reputation points

    Sorry I'm not following. This is a secondary server- it had the VMs replicated to it but it no longer has them - the storage was wiped out. They are still running fine on the other server so I just want to remove them from this server.

    There is no longer any replication set up on the first server that is functioning with they hyper-v virtual machines running fine.

    The VMs are not clustered but originally there was replication from our primary server to this one - there is no longer any replication between the two.

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