vRA 7.x – Using Cloud Client to remove virtual machines

There are different scenarios for taking this course of action as detailed in VMware KB2144269 in my case this was a result of losing my lab vCenter which resulted in a manual effort to remove reservations, VM’s and tenant. The following details how to cleanup the virtual machines associated with a ‘Devops’ business group which prevented deletion of the associated reservation:

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Begin by downloading vRealize CloudClient 4.3 extracting the zip and running the cloudclient.bat file:

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Login to vRA from the cloud client console:

vra login userpass –user EHC_SYSADMIN –tenant EHC –server VRA01.ppsilver.lab.local –password password

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Login to the IaaS Web machine from the cloud client console:

vra login iaas –user svc_iaas –domain ppsilver.lab.local –server iaasweb01.ppsilver.lab.local –password password

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Remove the affected virtual machines owned by the ‘Devops’ Business Group:

vra machines forceunregister –name ppsilver-win012

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Virtual machines successfully removed from vRA:

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