Uninstalling Velostrata

The method for uninstalling Velostrata depends on how you were using it. If you were migrating from another cloud into GCP, see Uninstalling Velostrata (cloud-to-cloud migrations). If you were migrating from on-premises to GCP, see Uninstalling Velostrata from on-prem).

Uninstalling Velostrata (cloud-to-cloud migrations)

To uninstall Velostrata using the Velostrata Web Manager:

  1. Login to and click Target Cloud.
  2. Select the applicable Cloud Extension and click Delete. If there are any remaining workloads managed by Velostrata on this cloud extension, the operation aborts and you have a choice about how to proceed. You can either detach and clean-up, or move the workloads back to the source cloud using Wave management. Repeat the cloud extension deletion operation.
  3. Repeat the previous step for all Cloud Extensions.
  4. Delete the Velostrata Manager instance using the GCP console.

Uninstalling Velostrata from on-premises

To uninstall Velostrata from on-premises:

  1. Verify that there are no workloads in the environment that are managed by Velostrata. The Velostrata plug-in adds columns to the Virtual Machines vCenter view in which you can filter virtual machines and identify them by their Velostrata attributes.
    Screenshot of list of VMs (click to enlarge)
    Screenshot of list of VMs (click to enlarge)
  2. Move any workloads that are managed by Velostrata back to on-premises. For instructions, see Move a VM Back On-Premises.
  3. Navigate to the vSphere Virtual Datacenter in which the Cloud Extensions were created.
  4. View the Virtual Datacenter Summary portlet to check if a Cloud Extension exists.
    Screenshot of Virtual Datacenter Summary (click to enlarge)
    Screenshot of Virtual Datacenter Summary (click to enlarge)
  5. Delete any existing Cloud Extension(s). For instructions, see Deleting a Cloud Extension.
  6. Unregister the Velostrata vCenter Plugin by following the instructions below.
  7. Delete the Velostrata Backend that was deployed in vCenter (OVF).

Removing Velostrata components from GCP

  1. Delete any existing Cloud Extension(s). For instructions, see the Via Velostrata Manager section in Deleting a Cloud Extension. If you see the following error, there are still VMs using a Cloud Extension:
    Cloud Extension has running virtual machines. VMs: [LIST]
  2. After all of the Cloud Extensions are deleted, delete the Velostrata Manager Instance from GCP.
  3. Delete any GCP IAM Service Accounts, Roles, and Permissions that Velostrata was using.

Unregistering the Velostrata vSphere plug-in

  1. Open the Velostrata Manager.
  2. Click the System Settings icon.
  3. Click the vCenter Plugin tab.
  4. Click the Unregister vCenter Plugin button.
  5. Confirm your vCenter username and password and click Unregister.

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