Remove-Datastore Command | Vmware PowerCLI Reference


This cmdlet removes the specified datastores from their locations. The cmdlet permanently deletes the content of the removed datastores, unless they are shared (NFS).


[ -VMHost ] < VMHost >
-Datastore < Datastore[] >
[-RunAsync ]
[-Server < VIServer[] > ]


Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
VMHost VMHost 1
  • pipeline
  • wildcards
Specifies the host to which the datastore you want to remove belongs.
Datastore Datastore[] named
  • pipeline
  • wildcards
Specifies the datastores 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-Datastore -Datastore Datastore -VMHost -Confirm:$false

Removes the Datastore datastore from the host.

Related Commands


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