When you perform VMFS datastore management operations, vCenter Server uses default storage protection filters. The filters help you to avoid storage corruption by retrieving only the storage devices that can be used for a particular operation. Unsuitable devices are not displayed for selection. You can turn off the filters to view all devices.
- Browse to the vCenter Server instance.
- Click the Configure tab.
- Under Settings, click Advanced Settings, and click EDIT SETTINGS.
- Specify the filter to turn off.
In the Name and Value text boxes at the bottom of the page, enter appropriate information.
Name Value config.vpxd.filter.vmfsFilter False config.vpxd.filter.rdmFilter False config.vpxd.filter.sameHostsAndTransportsFilter False config.vpxd.filter.hostRescanFilter FalseNote: If you turn off this filter, your hosts continue to perform a rescan each time you present a new LUN to a host or a cluster.
- Click ADD, and click SAVE to save your changes.
You are not required to restart the vCenter Server system.