Error: "Network ... cannot be deleted, because it is in use..." when deleting Organization VDC networks
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Error: "Network ... cannot be deleted, because it is in use..." when deleting Organization VDC networks

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Article ID: 310900

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Products

VMware Cloud Director

Issue/Introduction

  • You are unable to remove Org VDC networks from an Organization VDC.
  • Attempting to delete Org VDC networks from the VMware Cloud Director (VCD) UI fails, and you see a message similar to:

Error: [ xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx ] Network <Org VDC network name> cannot be deleted, because it is in use by the following vApp Networks: <vApp network name>.

Environment

  • VMware Cloud Director for Service Provider 8.x
  • VMware Cloud Director for Service Provider 9.x
  • VMware Cloud Director 10.x

Cause

This issue occurs because of stale child entries in the Cloud Director database that prevent the deletion of an affected Organization VDC network.

Resolution

This is a known issue which can affect all versions of VMware Cloud Director.

Workaround:

To work around this issue, contact VMware Cloud Director Support and note this Article ID (310900) in the problem description.