You can delete a virtual machine from the web console or by using the oc command-line interface.

Deleting a virtual machine using the web console

Deleting a virtual machine permanently removes it from the cluster.

When you delete a virtual machine, the DataVolume it uses is automatically deleted.

Procedure
  1. In the container-native virtualization console, click WorkloadsVirtual Machines from the side menu.

  2. Click the ⋮ button of the virtual machine that you want to delete and select Delete Virtual Machine.

    • Alternatively, click the virtual machine name to open the Virtual Machine Details screen and click ActionsDelete Virtual Machine.

  3. In the confirmation pop-up window, click Delete to permanently delete the virtual machine.

Deleting a virtual machine by using the CLI

You can delete a virtual machine by using the oc command-line interface (CLI). The oc client enables you to perform actions on multiple virtual machines.

When you delete a virtual machine, the DataVolume it uses is automatically deleted.

Prerequisites
  • Identify the name of the virtual machine that you want to delete.

Procedure
  • Delete the virtual machine by running the following command:

    $ oc delete vm <vm_name>

    This command only deletes objects that exist in the current project. Specify the -n <project_name> option if the object you want to delete is in a different project or namespace.