When you perform VMFS datastore management operations, vCenter Server uses default storage protection filters. The filters help you to avoid storage corruption by retrieving only the storage devices that can be used for a particular operation. Unsuitable devices are not displayed for selection. You can turn off the filters to view all devices.
Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.
- In the vSphere Client, select .
- In the settings list, select Advanced Settings.
- In the Key text box, type a key.
Key Filter Name config.vpxd.filter.vmfsFilter VMFS Filter config.vpxd.filter.rdmFilter RDM Filter config.vpxd.filter.SameHostAndTransportsFilter Same Host and Transports Filter config.vpxd.filter.hostRescanFilter Host Rescan FilterNote: If you turn off the Host Rescan Filter, your hosts continue to perform a rescan each time you present a new LUN to a host or a cluster.
- In the Value text box, type False for the specified key.
- Click Add.
- Click OK.
You are not required to restart the vCenter Server system.