Delete Virtual Disks

You can delete a virtual disk without shutting down the VM first if the following conditions are met:

  • The VM is not suspended.
  • The VM must have XenServer VM Tools installed.
  • The virtual disk is not a system disk.
  • The virtual disk must be deactivated first. The term deactivate is equivalent to unplug, which is the term that is used for this operation in the product documentation and in the CLI.

If any of these conditions are not satisfied, shut the VM down before you can delete the virtual disk.


Deleting a virtual disk permanently deletes the disk, destroying any data stored on it.

To delete the virtual disk:

  1. On the VM’s Storage tab, select the virtual disk in the list and select Deactivate and then Delete.
  2. Click OK to confirm the deletion.
Delete Virtual Disks

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