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.
Before you begin
Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.
About this task
Before making any changes to the device filters, consult with the VMware support team. You can turn off the filters only if you have other methods to prevent device corruption.
- In the vSphere Client, select .
- In the settings list, select Advanced Settings.
- In the Key text box, type a key.
Same Host and Transports Filter
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.