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How to Remove a Host Server in Essentials

Updated: April 14, 2010

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

In System Center Essentials 2010, after you migrate virtual machines to a new host server and are ready to stop using the existing server as a host, you can remove it. When you remove a host in Essentials, the server is no longer able to use Virtualization Management features. Essentials 2010 treats both the server and the virtual machines like any other Essentials-managed computer.

To remove a host server

  1. In the Essentials console, click the Computers button, click Computer Groups, and then click All Windows Servers.

  2. In the list of servers, select the host server you want to delete and then click Remove host in the Tasks list.

    When you remove a host server, it is removed it from the list of available hosts when you create or migrate a new virtual machine; however, any virtual machines you created will remain on the host unless they are migrated to a new host server.

  3. A dialog box appears asking you to confirm removal of the host. Click Yes to continue.

A progress bar is displayed while Essentials removes the host. After the host has been removed, you are returned to the list of computers.

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