First time administrating a proxmox system (no RTFM for me) when I ran into an issue of being unable to delete a virtual machine. The issue itself may have been caused by me removing the storage before deleting the virtual machine.
The error message:
TASK ERROR: storage ‘proxmoxHDD’ does not exists
I attempted using the qm destroy <vmid> command and got the following error:
storage ‘<name of storage>’ does not exists
I was able to locate the configuration file under /etc/pve/qemu-server
Ran the following to delete the config
@proxmox1:/etc/pve/qemu-server# rm jermsmit-vm.conf @proxmox1:/etc/pve/qemu-server#
Moments later the web ui refreshed and the orphaned vm was gone
2 replies on “Proxmox – Unable to delete KVM Virtual Machine”
that didn’t work but removing the conf does remove it if the hard drive died and will not remove from the control panel.
change 101 to your vm id #
Thanks! Just ran in to this exact issue working with ProxMox today….