To remove an independent disk, verify that no powered-on virtual machine is attached to it, then use a DELETE request to delete it.

A Disk element includes a link of the following form, which you can GET to return a list of virtual machines to which the disk is attached.

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There are also two queries that you can use to return a list of virtual machines, the disks connected to them, and the VDC that contains them:


Lists this information for Vm and Disk objects that you own.


Lists this information for all Vm and Disk objects in a cloud (system administrators only).


An independent disk can be attached to at most one virtual machine.

This operation requires the rights included in the predefined vApp Author role or an equivalent set of rights.


Verify that the independent disk is not connected to any virtual machine.


Delete the independent disk.

Make a DELETE request to the URL in the rel="remove" link in the Disk.

The server starts a task to manage the events that lead up to the removal of the object, and returns a Task element that you can use to track the progress of the task.




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