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

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the host.
  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

    Refresh

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

    Rescan

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

    Detach

    Detach the selected device from the host.

    Attach

    Attach the selected device to the host.

    Rename

    Change the display name of the selected device.

    Turn On LED

    Turn on the locator LED for the selected devices.

    Turn Off LED

    Turn off the locator LED for the selected devices.

    Mark as Flash Disk

    Mark the selected devices as flash disks.

    Mark as HDD Disk

    Mark the selected devices as HDD disks.

    Mark as Local

    Mark the selected devices as local for the host.

    Mark as Remote

    Mark the selected devices as remote for the host.

    Erase Partitions

    Erase partitions on the selected devices.