Data Object - MachineDeleteSpec

Parameter to
Machine_Delete, Machine_DeleteMachines
See also
Horizon View 6.0

Data Object Description

The specification for deleting a Machine. For managed VMs, deleteFromDisk must be set to true, in order to delete it from disk. For linked-clone VMs, there are three options: a. Delete from disk: set deleteFromDisk to true. b. Archive persistent disk in place: set archivePersistentDisk to true, and archiveDatastorePath to null. c. Archive persistent disk to a specific datastore path: set archivePersistentDisk to true, and archiveDatastorePath to non-null.

Data Object Properties


Name Type Description

Determines whether the Machine VM should be deleted from vCenter Server. This is only applicable for managed machines. This must always be true for machines in linked and instant clone desktops. This defaults to true for linked and instant clone machines and false for all other types.
Note :- If this is true, then machine being deleted must not have any active user session, otherwise delete operation would fail.
  • This property need not be set.

Determines whether to detach the persistent user disk and save it for future use. This can only be specified for linked-clone desktops with redirectWindowsProfile enabled, in which case it defaults to true.
  • This property need not be set.

Determines the location where the persistent user disk will be saved for future use. If this is unset and archivePersistentDisk is specified, the persistent disk is archived in place.
  • This property need not be set.