Remove-Datacenter Command | Vmware PowerCLI Reference


This cmdlet removes the specified datacenters and their children objects from their locations.


-Datacenter < Datacenter[] >
[-RunAsync ]
[-Server < VIServer[] > ]


Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
Datacenter Datacenter[] named
  • pipeline
  • wildcards
Specifies the datacenters you want to remove.
optional RunAsync SwitchParameter named
Indicates that the command returns immediately without waiting for the task to complete. In this mode, the output of the cmdlet is a Task object. For more information about the RunAsync parameter run "help About_RunAsync" in the VMware PowerCLI console.
optional Server VIServer[] named
  • wildcards
Specifies the vCenter Server systems on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is provided or $null value is passed to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of Connect-VIServer.



Example 1

Remove-Datacenter Datacenter

Removes the Datacenter datacenter.

Example 2

$task = Remove-Datacenter Datacenter -RunAsync

Asynchronously removes Datacenter08.

Related Commands


This cmdlet retrieves the datacenters available on a vCenter Server system.

This cmdlet moves a vCenter Server datacenter from one location to another.

This cmdlet creates a new datacenter.

This cmdlet removes the specified datacenters from their locations.

This cmdlet modifies the properties of the specified datacenter.