vCenter Server periodically updates storage data in its database. The updates are partial and reflect only those changes that storage providers communicate to vCenter Server. When needed, you can perform a full database synchronization for the selected storage provider.


  1. Browse to vCenter Server in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
  2. Click the Configure tab, and click Storage Providers.
  3. From the list, select the storage provider that you want to synchronize with and click the Rescan the storage provider () icon.


The vSphere Web Client updates the storage data for the provider.