Display all storage devices available to a host. If you use any third-party multipathing plug-ins, the storage devices available through the plug-ins also appear on the list.

The Storage Devices view allows you to list the hosts' storage devices, analyze their information, and modify properties.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the host.
  2. Click the Configure tab.
  3. Under Storage, click Storage Devices.

    All storage devices available to the host are listed in the Storage Devices table.

  4. To view details for a specific device, select the device from the list.
  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.

  6. Use tabs under Device Details to access additional information and modify properties for the selected device.

    Tab

    Description

    Properties

    View device properties and characteristics. View and modify multipathing policies for the device.

    Paths

    Display paths available for the device. Disable or enable a selected path.

    Partition Details

    Displays information about partitions and their formats.