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Deleting a virtual failover client

This section provides instructions for deleting a virtual failover client (VFC) that you no longer need. Because the VFC uses appliance resources, you should delete a live VFC from the appliance soon after recovering the original client to new physical hardware. For a VFC running on a hypervisor, you have the option to delete its information from the appliance and also delete the VFC itself from the hypervisor or to delete only the information from the appliance without removing the VFC from the hypervisor.

When you delete a VFC, it is immediately removed from the list of VFCs in the Administrator Interface of the Unitrends appliance. However, it can take several minutes for all information about the VFC to be purged from the appliance. If you need to create a new VFC for the original client, you must wait for this information to be purged. If it has not been purged, the original client will not display in the list of clients for which you can create a VFC (see step 3 of To create a virtual failover client).