Users are removing VMs from vCenter but ManageIQ is still showing them in various reports. Is there some sort of purge function that I need to run?
That’s a feature
ManageIQ saves additional data (retirement date, owner, tags, …) for each VM in it’s own database (
vmdb). If the VM was deleted automatically, this data would be destroyed (which might be a problem, depending on your use case).
VMs that are no longer in vCenter are marked as “Archived” (or “Orphaned”) in
vmdb , --> you can simply exclude Archived VMs from the report
Interesting. I shall go and try and understand “simply exclude Archived VMs from the report” this a bit more. Thanks for letting me know.
Is there a way to purge some of this data, I’ve just removed a whole vCenter and would like to get rid of all that data.
In the Reports Filter-Tab:
Regarding purging old data, there a script in the tools folder:
However I don’t know if there is a cleaner/builtin way to do it.
Thanks for all the info!