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Remove a network adapter from a VMware VM

Remove a network adapter from a VMware VM

You can remove a network adapter from a VM at any time.

Before you begin

Role required: cloud_user or cloud_admin


  1. Navigate to My Virtual Assets and then click either My Virtual Assets or My VMware Assets.
  2. In the list, click the VM name.
  3. Verify that the VM is in the On, Off, or Paused state. If not, then click the Stop VM or Start VM or Pause VM related link as needed. Proceed when the State of the VM is On, Off, or Paused.
  4. Click the Remove Network Adapter related link, specify the name of the adapter, and then click OK.
    Note: If the VM is under change control (default setting and typically the case for production systems), the system generates a change request when you submit the request. You receive email when the cloud operator approves. After approval, return to the VM Instance form and click the Proceed with Change related link.
    When the network adapter is removed, the system removes the network adapter record from the related list on the VM record.