While the clean-up of VMware GRE requests is automated by the retention time settings for Cached and Non-Cached requests there are situations where this procedure is not suitable.
During a scheduled maintenance or server reboot the command vmwaregre-agent.exe -force_cleanup <request_id> -vcenter <hostname> should be used from a VEPA Mount Proxy to remove open requests. It would be beneficial to have an action button to clean-up a VMware GRE Request in the GUI. Also ask the user to clean-up the request once a file recovery operation has been completed.
Improve VMware GRE usability especially in dynamic environments where the plugin is used by various users.