When you delete a DVS from Cisco UCS Manager, either explicitly or by deleting any parent object in the hierarchy, Cisco UCS Manager initiates a connection with VMware vCenter to start the process of deleting the DVS. Until the DVS is successfully deleted from VMware vCenter, Cisco UCS Manager places the DVS in a pending deletion list.
However, Cisco UCS Manager cannot successfully delete a DVS from VMware vCenter if certain situations occur, including the following:
VMware vCenter database was corrupted
VMware vCenter was uninstalled
The IP address for VMware vCenter was changed
If the DVS cannot be successfully deleted from VMware vCenter, the DVS remains in the pending deletion list until the pending deletion is deleted in Cisco UCS Manager or the properties for that pending deletion are changed in a way that allows the DVS to be successfully deleted from VMware vCenter. When you delete a pending deletion, the DVS is deleted from Cisco UCS Manager but is not deleted from VMware vCenter. If the DVS remains in VMware vCenter, you must delete the DVS manually.
You can view the pending deletion list, delete a pending deletion, or change the properties for a pending deletion in Cisco UCS Manager. For example, you can correct the VMware vCenter IP address for a pending deletion so that Cisco UCS Manager can successfully initiate a connection and delete the DVS from VMware vCenter. You cannot cancel the deletion of a DVS from Cisco UCS Manager.
Viewing Pending Deletions
Command or Action
UCS-A# scope system
Enters system mode.
UCS-A /system # scope vm-mgmt
Enters system VM management mode.
UCS-A /system/vm-mgmt # scope vmware
Enters system VM management VMware mode.
UCS-A /system/vm-mgmt /vmware # show pending-deletion
Displays the list of pending deletions.
The following example displays the list of pending deletions: