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DECOMISSION SQL SERVER

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i have to decommision a VIRTUAL SQL SERVER. This server is no longer in use and can be decomissioned from the ESX-B host. However since it is a database server so any steps to take. I have not done any such decommision earlier. Please help. Hope other hosts are not effected.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Make sure it's not in use by any other services.

Then power off, if it's been off for a few weeks, and you've had no failures, we Archive the VM to using our Backup Software, and then DELETE from Disk.
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Yes, you should have a quarantine period before delete the server for good.
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Thanks Andrew and Vitor so i should just delete the vmdsk file from data store of esx after shutting down. That shall decommission the server is that the meaning.
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Also don't forget to delete the computer account from Active Directory in order to keep AD clean.
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Right Click the VM - Delete from Disk, will remove all the VM components, including VMDK (disks).

If you no longer need to ESXi server, just also shutdown.
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