When you connect to an
ESXi host by using the VMware Host Client, you can perform different storage management tasks on the ESXi host, including configuring adapters, creating datastores, and viewing storage device information.
Working with Datastores in the VMware Host Client Datastores are logical containers, similar to file systems, that contain specific information of each storage device and provide a uniform model for storing virtual machine files . You can also use datastores to store ISO images, virtual machine templates, and floppy images.
Managing Storage Adapters in the VMware Host Client When you connect to a host or to vCenter Server by using the VMware Host Client, you can perform various tasks on your storage adapters, such as configuring various iSCSI components .
Managing Storage Devices in the VMware Host Client You can use the VMware Host Client to manage local and networked storage devices that the ESXi host you are managing has access to.
Monitoring Storage in the VMware Host Client In the VMware Host Client, you can monitor the storage health of the ESXi host that you are managing. You can also view events and tasks associated with the different datastores, storage adapters, and storage devices on the host that you are managing.
Performing Storage Refresh and Rescan Operations in the VMware Host Client The refresh operation for datastores, storage devices, and storage adapters updates the lists and storage information that the VMware Host Client displays. It updates information such as the datastore capacity. When you perform storage management tasks or make changes in the SAN configuration, you might need to rescan your storage.