Remove-Template Command | Vmware PowerCLI Reference


This cmdlet removes the specified virtual machine templates from the inventory. If the value of the DeletePermanently parameter is $true, the cmdlet removes the templates from the inventory and deletes them from the disk.


-Template < Template[] >
[-DeletePermanently ]
[-RunAsync ]
[-Server < VIServer[] > ]


Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
Template Template[] named
  • pipeline
  • wildcards
Specifies the virtual machine templates you want to remove.
optional DeletePermanently SwitchParameter named
Indicates that you want to delete the templates not only from the inventory, but from the datastore as well.
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-Template -Template $template

Removes the virtual machine template saved in the $template variable.

Related Commands


This cmdlet retrieves the virtual machine templates available on a vCenter Server system.

This cmdlet moves virtual machine templates to another location.

This cmdlet creates a new virtual machine template.

This cmdlet removes the specified virtual machine templates from the inventory.

This cmdlet modifies the specified virtual machine template.