You can untag a device tagged as SSD whenever required.

About this task

This topic lists commands that you need to use to untag an SSD device. For more information about these commands, see the Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces and vSphere Command-Line Interface Concepts and Examples documentation.

Procedure

  1. Identify the device that you want to untag.
    esxcli storage nmp device list 

    You might see the output similar to the following:

    naa.6006016015301d00167ce6e2ddb3de11
    Device Display Name: DGC Fibre Channel Disk (naa.6006016015301d00167ce6e2ddb3de11)
    Storage Array Type: VMW_SATP_CX
    Storage Array Type Device Config: {navireg ipfilter}
    Path Selection Policy: VMW_PSP_MRU
    Path Selection Policy Device Config: Current Path=vmhba4:C0:T0:L25
    Working Paths: vmhba4:C0:T0:L25
  2. Note down the SATP associated with the device.
  3. Remove the claim rule that was used to tag the device.
    esxcli storage nmp satp rule remove -s SATP --device device_name

    For example,

    esxcli storage nmp satp rule remove -s VMW_SATP_CX --device naa.6006016042fa19010a12d9b16d6ade11
  4. Reclaim the device.
    esxcli storage core claiming reclaim --device naa.6006016042fa19010a12d9b16d6ade11 
  5. Check the device status by running the following command.
    esxcli storage core device list -d device_name

    The command output indicates whether the disk is untagged.

    Is SSD: false