Display a list of storage devices accessible through a specific storage adapter on the host.

Procedure

  1. Browse to the host in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
  2. Click the Configure tab.
  3. Under Storage, click Storage Adapters.

    All storage adapters installed on the host are listed in the Storage Adapters table.

  4. Select the adapter from the list and click the Devices tab.

    Storage devices that the host can access through the adapter are displayed.

  5. Use the icons to perform basic storage management tasks.

    Availability of specific icons depends on the device type and configuration.

    Icon

    Description

    An icon to refresh storage devices.

    Refresh information about storage adapters, topology, and file systems.

    Rescan all storage adapters on the host to discover newly added storage devices or VMFS datastores.

    Unmount a datastore icon.

    Detach the selected device from the host.

    Mount datastore.

    Attach the selected device to the host.

    Change the display name of the selected device.

    Turn on the locator LED for the selected devices.

    Turn off the locator LED for the selected devices.

    Mark the selected devices as flash disks.

    Mark the selected devices as HDD disks.

    Mark the selected devices as local for the host.

    Mark the selected devices as remote for the host.

    Erase partitions on the selected devices.