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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Chapter 7. Creating and Managing VMFS Datastores

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Viewing the LUNs presented to an ESXi host
  • Viewing the datastores seen by the ESXi hosts
  • Viewing and changing the multipathing of a LUN
  • Creating a VMFS datastore
  • Expanding/growing a VMFS datastore
  • Extending a VMFS datastore
  • Unmounting a VMFS datastore
  • Mounting a VMFS datastore
  • Deleting a VMFS datastore
  • Upgrading from VMFS3 to VMFS5
  • Mounting VMFS from a snapshot LUN
  • Resignaturing VMFS on a snapshot LUN
  • Masking paths to a LUN
  • Unmasking paths to a LUN
  • Creating a datastore cluster
  • Enabling Storage DRS

Introduction

Storage is an integral part of any infrastructure. It is used to store the files backing your virtual machines. There are different types of storage that ...

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