You might need to remove a virtual flash resource deployed on local flash devices connected to the ESXi host. Removing the virtual flash resource frees the devices for other services.


  • Verify that the virtual flash resource is not used for I/O filters.


  1. In the vSphere Client, navigate to the ESXi host.
  2. Click the Configure tab.
  3. Under Virtual Flash, click Virtual Flash Resource Management and click Remove All.


After you remove the virtual flash resource and erase the flash device, the device is available for other operations.