Display all storage devices available to a ESXi 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.


  1. In the vSphere Client, navigate to the ESXi 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.
    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.
    Mark as Perennially Reserved Mark the selected device as perennially reserved.
    Unmark as Perennially Reserved Clear the perennial reservation from the selected device.
  6. Use the following tabs 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.