Remove-Inventory Command | Vmware PowerCLI Reference


This cmdlet removes the specified inventory items and their children from their locations.


-Item < InventoryItem[] >
[-RunAsync ]
[-Server < VIServer[] > ]


Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
Item InventoryItem[] named
  • pipeline
  • wildcards
Specifies the inventory items you want to remove. This parameter accepts Folder, ResourcePool, Datacenter, VirtualMachine, VMHost, Cluster, Template, and VApp objects.
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

Get-Folder Folder| Get-Inventory -NoRecursion | Remove-Inventory

Removes all objects from the Folder folder.

Related Commands


This cmdlet retrieves the inventory items available on a vCenter Server system.

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

This cmdlet removes the specified inventory items from their locations.