How To Uninstall ZVR
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This would only be done based on a Support need or customer request.
The main reason from a Support/troubleshooting perspective is if the installation of Zerto became corrupted to the point that it interferes with or impedes troubleshooting. That would warrant uninstalling and reinstalling. From a customer perspective the main reasons would be after completing a POC, reinstalling Zerto from scratch, or terminating use of Zerto in a given environment.
Zerto Support should be contacted if there are any questions and/or concerns if ZVR needs to be uninstalled.
To uninstall ZVR, follow the below steps:
Open Sites tab and confirm if there is a site paired or if this is a self-replication setup with 1 ZVM.
If multiple sites, select the site, click Unpair, and there will be a dialogue box that will prompt the user if the recovery disks should be kept. This will unpair the sites, delete all VPGs, and destroy all recovery/journal disks if chosen to do so.
If this is a self-replication setup with 1 ZVM, select the VPG(s) listed and click "Delete." There will be a dialogue box that will prompt the user if the recovery disks should be kept or not.
Uninstall all VRAs from the/each ZVM GUI by clicking Setup, select the Trash icon next to the VRA or select the VRA itself -> More -> Uninstall.
Uninstall Zerto on the ZVM like you would any Windows Program. The vSphere Plugin will be automatically removed.
Note: In the case of a ZCA, there are no VRAs to uninstall. Follow the same steps as above but ignore the VRA uninstall step.